It's official, as closings of Bon-Ton Stores across the country, started to seep out, it was only a matter of time before we got the word on Bergner’s at the CherryVale Mall.

According to the Rockford Register Star, Bergner’s at the CherryVale Mall in Cherry Valley will indeed close.

Don’t forget the distribution center located at 4650 Sheppard Trail in Rockford appears to be closing as well.

Large-scale closings were announced earlier this year however the CherryVale Mall Bergner’s store wasn’t on the list.

Losses continued forcing Bon-Ton into selling their remaining assets. After they couldn’t find a buyer Bon-Ton was forced into bankruptcy. A hearing today is put the finishing touches on a company that has been around for 160 years.

All 200 locations nationwide will close in the next 10 to 12 weeks per says a letter sent to Bergner’s employees says they “should not plan on having employment beyond” June 5.

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