It looks like local landmark Loehmann’s won’t make it to 100. The premier upscale off-price specialty retailer – just seven years short of a century old – has announced its official “Going out of Business” sale.
The former home to St. John’s Hospital will soon be transformed into a mixed-use building.
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More than 40 Strauss Discount Auto stores scattered throughout the region — including six in Queens — have gone bankrupt, leaving more than 600 employees without a job and customers shocked by the sudden shuttering. Strauss Auto, a New Jersey-based retailer primarily known for selling car accessories and parts, encountered insurmountable financial difficulties for the [...]
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The court-ordered bankruptcy trustee appointed to take over all operations at Peninsula Hospital has been named, federal officials said. Lori Lapin Jones — a Long Island bankruptcy law attorney — was chosen by the U.S. Trustee’s office, an agency under the U.S. Department of Justice, to head the embattled Far Rockaway facility. “The trustee who [...]
American Airlines — and its parent company AMR Corporation — have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but the company said it is still operating normal flight schedules, as well as honoring tickets and refunds. “This was a difficult decision, but it is the necessary and right path for us to take – [...]