Bugle Boy to close local outlet store
Bugle Boy announced Friday it is closing 215 clothing stores nationwide, including one at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.
The parent company, which is based in Simi Valley, Calif., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 1.
On Wednesday, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Los Angeles allowed a three-company partnership to liquidate $144 million in Bugle Boy inventory.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows a business to get relief from its debts while it reorganizes. It can continue to operate during that time.
After the court ruling, stores hung signs that said they will close.
It is uncertain when that will happen, said Jeff Duhamel, a spokesman for The Ozer Group, one of the companies overseeing the liquidation.