All Gymboree, Crazy 8 stores to close after company files for bankruptcy

Gymboree store/file image

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of Gymboree stores around the country will close after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than two years.

The company, which also plans to file for bankruptcy in Canada, plans to close all of its approximately 800 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores in the U.S. and Canada. It will also try to sell off its Janie and Jack brand. Gymboree sells clothes for children of all ages.

Gymboree Group CEO Shaz Kahng said the company was “saddened and highly disappointed” in the move:

“The Company has worked diligently in recent months to explore options for Gymboree Group and its brands, and we are saddened and highly disappointed that we must move ahead with a wind-down of the Gymboree and Crazy 8 businesses. At the same time, we are focused on using this process to preserve the Janie and Jack business – a strong brand that is poised to grow – by pursuing a sale of the business as a going concern. As we move ahead, we are working to minimize the impact on our employees, customers, vendors and other stakeholders.”

For now, all stores will remain open, along with the store’s online platforms. The company said details about closures and going out of business sales were still being worked out. Its GymBucks and Gymboree Rewards programs have been discontinued, effective immediately.

The Indianapolis area has two Janie and Jack stores—one at The Fashion Mall and another at Edinburgh Premium Outlets. Gymboree previously closed five Indiana locations when it announced bankruptcy restructuring and store closures in 2017.

Here’s a look at the company’s Indiana stores:

Gymboree stores

The Fashion Mall at Keystone
8701 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis

Hamilton Town Center
13185 Harrell Parkway
Noblesville

Clay Terrace
14311 Clay Terrace Blvd.
Carmel

Tippecanoe Mall
2415 Sagamore Parkway
Lafayette

Edinburgh Premium Outlets
3140 Outlet Drive
Edinburgh

Jefferson Pointe
4220 West Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne

University Park Mall
6501 N. Grape Road
Mishawaka

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont
6245 North Old 27
Fremont

Lighthouse Premium Outlets
1640 Wabash St.
Michigan City

Crazy 8 stores

Castleton Square Mall
6020 East 82nd St.
Indianapolis

Greenwood Park Mall
1251 U.S. 31 North
Greenwood

Hamilton Town Center
13976 Town Center Blvd.
Noblesville

Tippecanoe Mall
2415 Sagamore Parkway
Lafayette

Glenbrook Square
4201 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne

University Park Mall
6501 N. Grape Road
Mishawaka

Eastland Mall
800 N. Green River Road
Evansville

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