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“But we faced a similar issue when Lane Furniture closed in Verona, and it was filled by United Furniture … “We just have to work through the red tape that’s involved.” With the fire of enthusiasm, Rumbarger added, “Out of the ashes, something good will be resurrected.” Rising then falling L. Hancock sold the business in 1972 for million, and the company initially did grow as he had hoped.

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Great American Group bought the rest of the Hancock stores at a bankruptcy auction Tuesday. “He was worried what would happen to them if something happened to him.

The company expects the going-out-of-business sales to last several weeks. Ironically, it was dad who sold the company in order to save jobs. He wanted to make sure the company was financially solid in order to protect them.” Forty-four years after that sale, Hancock Fabrics – or rather the company that bought its assets in a bankruptcy auction last week – has begun a liquidation of the company. Great American Group of California had already been tasked with closing 70 under-performing stores Hancock had identified during its Chapter 11 filing in February. “Our team has worked closed with Hancock Fabrics in a range of capacities over the years,” said Scott Carpenter, president of Great American’s Retail Solutions division.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – Even though Doyce Deas no longer has any financial stake in Hancock Fabrics, she is disappointed, even a bit angry that the company her father founded is liquidating. It had a back-up bid for the remaining 185 stores, and since no other bids were submitted, Great American’s bid was approved by the U. “Now our task will be discounting all of the merchandise in the stores unit it is completely liquidated. We expect the going-out-of-business sales to last several weeks before all of the merchandise is sold in the remaining locations.” Hancock’s liquidation also means its massive facility in the Harry A.

The Community Development Foundation, which oversees economic development efforts in Lee County, will be looking for somebody to fill that void.

The facility includes 650,000 square feet of warehouse space, a 28,000-square-foot fixtures manufacturing space and an 80,000-square-foot, two-story office building that served as the company’s headquarters.

David Rumbarger, the CDF’s president and CEO, said it is an opportunity as well as a challenge to market a dual facility that size.

Some companies are merely looking for warehouse space, not necessarily with a large office attached.

Deas said even though no family member has ties to the company anymore, the family name is still associated with the company. Hancock sold the company to Lucky Star, he was trying to ensure the future of the company and its workers, Deas said.

By the time it filed for Chapter 11 in February – its second filing since 2007 – Hancock shares were trading over the counter and worth about a penny each.

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