Christopher & Banks, which has two stores in Lincoln, has declared bankruptcy and said it may close all its stores.
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Christopher & Banks is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy, and it may be going out of business.
The women's apparel chain said Thursday it filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
Christopher & Banks said it has launched a store closing and liquidation process as it is in active discussion with potential buyers and expects to close a large portion, if not all, of its stores.
However, later in the day it sent out a news release saying closing sales had begun at all its locations nationwide.
Christopher & Banks has two stores in Lincoln, one at both Gateway Mall and SouthPointe Pavilions. It has 12 additional stores in Nebraska.
The retailer joins a long list of national and regional chains, including Younkers, Shopko, Toys 'R' Us, Jos A. Bank, Catherine's, Justice, Lane Bryant, Gordmans, Pier 1 and Forever 21, that have closed up shop in Lincoln over the past two or three years.
LINCOLN STORES THAT HAVE CLOSED OR ARE SLATED TO CLOSE
Lincoln stores that have closed or are slated to close
Photo Shoppe - May
Photo Shoppe in Piedmont announced closing plans in May.
Pier 1 - January
Pier 1's store at SouthPointe Pavilions is advertising a going-out-of-business sale.
Wright's Jewelers - November
Customers walk under a store closing banner at Wright's Jewelers in the Pioneer Woods shopping center at 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard in early November.
Charming Charlie closed its store at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Dressbarn, with a SouthPointe location, announced in May it is closing all of its stores.
Banana Republic is closing its Lincoln store at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Charlotte Russe announced the closing of its Gateway location and all other stores.
Shopko closed its four Lincoln stores, including its location at 27th Street and Nebraska 2, this spring.
Rogers Jewelers at Gateway Mall is going out of business in 2019.
The Mattress Firm location at 5001 O St. closed in October 2018.
Sears' Lincoln location at Gateway Mall closed in March.
Post and Nickel
The Post & Nickel at 14th and P streets closed in November after 52 years.
Akin's Natural Foods
The Akin's Natural Foods store at 6900 O St. in Meridian Park closed in June 2018.
Toys 'R' Us
The 30,000-square-foot Toys 'R' Us store at 5220 N. 27th St. in Lincoln closed in June 2018.
The 100,000-square-foot Younkers store at Gateway Mall closed in August of 2018.
The Gap store at SouthPointe Pavilions is closing by the end of January 2019.
Beauty Brands in Centro Plaza at 48th and R streets opened in 2016 (shown in photo) but was closing Jan. 19, 2019.
Husker Headquarters in Lincoln Crossing on 27th north of Superior Street closed in April 2018. There is another location downtown, at Gateway Mall and at 5631 S. 56th St. in The Alamo Center.
Forever 21 - November
Forever 21 opened a store at Gateway Mall in June 2013.
Jos. A. Bank
Jos. A. Bank, shown at far right, will be closing its Lincoln location at The District at O Street because of its parent company's bankruptcy filing.
The Gordmans store at Lincoln Crossing had a liquidation sale after its owner, Stage Stores, declared bankruptcy.
Bed Bath & Beyond - September
Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close its north Lincoln location, shown here on the far right in the Lincoln Crossing shopping center.
Fresh Thyme - September
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at 52nd and O streets was one of the major new retailers to open in Lincoln in the first half of 2016.