Retail Ventures selling 24 Value City units
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 10/4/2007 12:24:00 PM
Columbus, Ohio – Multi-format operator Retail Ventures Inc. (RVI) will sell (“assign or sublease”) 24 of its discount chain Value City Department Stores locations to Burlington Coat Factory in spring 2008, with proceeds directed toward reducing the debt of Value City, the lagging unit among RVI’s three divisions.
RVI said the 24 locations will continue to operate until closing by the end of March 2008. The company had previously noted it was exploring strategic alternatives for Value City (2006 sales $1.3 billion), which will continue to operate 89 stores after the pending sale.
The company said operations at the DSW (footwear) and Filene’s Basement (off-price) divisions will not be affected, nor will the separately owned Value City Furniture Stores chain.
Karmen Williams - 2007-10-19 12:32:00 EDT
I knew something was happening to V-City before just reading about the sell of several stores. The styles of ladies apparel was just terrible or just not available. If you are not of the teeny-bopper age you can just forget about finding anything suitable to wear for whatever occasion. I can remember when V-City first came to Flint, Mi, I loved it. I would rarely shop anywhere else. The buyer for our store needs to be demoted to a cashier!- or is our store the one being closed.
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