When news first broke that the parent company of Bergner's, Bon-Ton, was declaring bankruptcy and closing all of their stores, our hearts broke.

Then we were told all stores would probably be shuttered by August of 2018.

Now we're heading into the final week of August, and it looks like Bergner's at the CherryVale Mall may finally be meeting its Doomsday, a.k.a., August 31, 2018. 😭😭😭😭

I haven't been able to find an "official" closing date for the Rockford Bergner's, but I did find this in a Chicago Tribune article about when Bon-Ton stores are closing in Chicago;

Each store’s last day will depend on how quickly remaining items sell, and some stores have already sold out. Companywide, the sale is expected to end by Aug. 31.


The Trib article goes on to say that "most stores are expected to run out of inventory by Wednesday", so a shopping trip at Bergner's CherryVale this weekend is a must...and likely the last one we will ever have.


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