Gymboree Closing Six Stores in Chicago Area

Thursday, Jul 13th, 2017 by

The popular children’s clothing retailer Gymboree filed for bankruptcy location back in June. Like other retailers, Gymboree has struggled amid online competition, less shopping traffic at malls and high rental costs at its brick-and-mortar stores.


Looking into a Gymobree store.

Photo courtesy of Gymboree.

This week, the company announced that it will be closing 350 of its approximately 1,280 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores “to help strengthen our company as a whole,” it said in a letter to customers posted to the new Gymboree Restructuring site.


“Over the past several months, we have been working toward putting our company in a much stronger position financially so that we can give all of our customers the best shopping experience and quality products you love,” the message said. “To position our business for long-term success, The Gymboree Corporation has elected to go through a court-supervised financial restructuring. ”


The new site has a FAQ page, which says that store closing sales at certain Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores will begin on Tuesday, July 18. Customers may redeem Gymbucks at closing stores for the redemption period of July 18-31. Check the FAQ page for more info on Gymbucks, gift cards and more.


The company also created a searchable database of stores that will be closing. In the Chicago area those are:

Algonquin Commons
2012 Randal Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

Fox Valley Mall
1270 Fox Valley Center
Drive, #20
Aurora, IL 60504

Stratford Square, Exp
406 Stratford Square
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

The Promenade at Bolingbrook
639 East Boughton Rd,
Ste #120
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Hawthorn S.C.
218 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Spring Hill
1384 Spring Hill Mall
West Dundee, IL 60118


Gymboree also owns the less expensive “Crazy 8” brand stores, and the Chicago area is losing five of those:


Crazy 8
Yorktown Center
218 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148


Crazy 8
North Riverside Park Mall
7501 West Cermack Road,
Space #D9
North Riverside, IL 60546


Crazy 8
Algonquin Commons
1958 S. Randall Rd.
Algonquin, IL 60102


Crazy 8
Fox Valley Mall
Fox Valley Center
Aurora, IL 60504


Crazy 8
Lincolnwood Towne Center
3333 Touhy Ave.,
Space #B02A
Lincolnwood, IL 60712


Gymboree encourages customers to visit and and use the store locator to find their next nearest store where they can continue to shop with the company.