in downtown Naperville closed Friday as a result of the parent company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy June 25.
The store’s employees were informed Friday of the closing, according to Katie Wood, executive director of the Downtown Naperville Alliance.
“We were very sad to see our downtown Wolf Camera store close,” Wood said. “It has been open for several years and has provided its patrons great and dependable service.”
A Wolf Camera customer, Stacey Abe, contacted Naperville Patch after she tried to place an order online and the Jefferson Avenue location no longer appeared. She had been at the store on June 21 and none of the employees mentioned the story would be closing, she said. When she tried to call the store the phone didn’t work and when she visited the location she found it closed.
Ritz Camera and Image, which owns Wolf Camera, planned to close 128 of its 265 stores and cuts its staff of 2,000 in half, according to a story on Retail Info Systems News. The Jefferson Avenue store was one of those closed as a result of the bankruptcy filing.
Wood said that local operations were shifting to the Fox Valley location near Westfield Fox Valley Mall, 4300 Westbrook Drive, and that any orders could be picked up at that location. A note posted on the store also related this information to customers.