You are reading

Gymboree Files for Bankruptcy, Closing All its Stores Including Atlas Park

The Shops at Atlas Park (Photo: QueensPost)

Jan. 17, 2019 By Christian Murray

Gymboree Group, a retailer of children’s clothes, announced today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be shutting down all its stores.

Gymboree, which has about 900 stores in North America under the names Gymboree and Crazy 8, has two Queens locations. The corporation’s two Queens stores are located at Atlas Park in Glendale–one a Gymboree the other a Crazy 8.

The company did not provide details as to when the Atlas Park stores–or any of its other stores–will close.

More than a dozen U.S. retailers, including Sears and Toys R US, have filed for bankruptcy since the start of 2017. Other retailers are in the process of closing stores—such as Kohl’s—as they succumb to  e-commerce giants such as Amazon.

Gymboree, a San Francisco-based company, started making children’s clothing more than 30 years.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

2 Comments

Click for Comments 
AG

They have great clothing for kids, underrated brand.
Sad to see them go. We will all be crying when the only game left in town is Amazon and they control all the prices, it’s a scary thing to think about.

5
9
Reply
Teresa

You are right and sad part is retailers are cheaper in some cases. And Amazon Jack’s up prices. Noticed that this Xmas season. What Amazon sold for 60.00 Target had for thirty.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Burglar sought for stealing property, cash from employee locker room in Glendale: NYPD

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are looking for a burglar who stole property and cash from an employee locker room at a warehouse in Glendale that is home to the Finback Brewery factory and other businesses on the night of Thursday, July 18.

The perpetrator entered the building at 76-01 77th Ave., near Edsall Avenue and the Long Island Rail Road tracks, just before 8 p.m. and proceeded to remove more than $1,340 in cash, a watch worth $140 and a wallet containing debit cards that belonged to one of the workers, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. The unidentified man fled the location on foot westbound on Edsall Avenue toward Cooper Avenue.

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough.

James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating in the gun smuggling ring, which involved selling dozens of ghost guns, assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.