4 Omaha Metro Gordmans Stores to Close

Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 18:36:15-04

The Omaha metro area will lose its four Gordmans locations, according to new court documents.

However, stores in Council Bluffs and Lincoln will remain open under new ownership.

A Texas-based retail corporation plans to continue operating Gordmans.

Another department store operator has won the chance to buy about half of Gordmans more than 100 stores out of bankruptcy. Stage Stores Inc. said last week it was the winning bidder for Gordmans' assets, and it plans to buy and run at least 50 stores and one of Gordmans' distribution centers.

The rest of Omaha, Nebraska-based Gordmans' assets will be liquidated by Tiger Capital Group and Great American Group. Houston-based Stage Stores already operates roughly 800 stores under several brands.

Stage CEO Michael Glazer says he thinks the Gordmans stores it is buying can thrive once they are free of significant debt and unprofitable locations.

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners bought Gordmans in 2008 and still owned about half of the company that employed more than 5,000 people.

The stores closing include:

  • Bellevue
  • Shadow Lake in Papillion
  • Lakeside Hills Plaza in Omaha
  • 150th and Maple in Omaha