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The Bon-Ton Stores to exit mall in Scranton, Pa.

The Bon-Ton Stores plan to close its location in the mall at Steamtown in Scranton, Pa. The company will not renew the lease, which terminates January 31, 2014. The closing will impact approximately 50 employees at this location.

The company acquired the leasehold interests in the Scranton store in 2000. It does not expect costs associated with the closing of the location to be material.

“Our Scranton customers are invited to shop with us at our remaining Bon-Ton stores in the area as we will continue to provide great service and an outstanding merchandise assortment. We are very grateful for the devoted Scranton store associates and are committed to providing assistance to these associates,” said president and CEO Brendan Hoffman.

The affected employees in the Steamtown Mall location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at other Bon-Ton stores or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pa., and Milwaukee, Wis., operates 272 department stores, which includes 10 furniture galleries, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.