Elder-Beerman in Northwood will be closing


The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it will close its 167,900-square-foot Elder-Beerman store
at Woodville Mall in Northwood.
The leasehold interest in the Northwood location was acquired by Bon-Ton in 2003 as part of the
Elder-Beerman acquisition. The closing, which is scheduled for the middle of September 2009, will impact
approximately 60 associates.
Bud Bergren, president and chief executive officer, said "The company continually reviews the
performance of its assets, and following a review of the Northwood location, we made the decision to
close the store. We sincerely appreciate the loyalty and dedication of our associates and the support of
our Woodville Mall customers. We remain committed to our customers in this community and encourage them
to visit our Elder-Beerman store in the Westgate Village Mall."
Bon-Ton also operates an Elder-Beerman store in Bowling Green’s Woodland Mall.
Employees at the Northwood location may consider available opportunities at the Elder-Beerman Westgate
Village store or receive career transition benefits, including severance according to established
practices and state employment service support.

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