Report: Gymboree expected to file for bankruptcy this week

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Gymboree has several Chicago area locations, including in Northbrook, Rosemont and Burr Ridge.

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree, which also operates Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack, is expected to file for bankruptcy this week and close most of its remaining 900 locations this year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Gymboree is expected to close most locations operating as Gymboree and Crazy 8 locations, and sell off its high-end Janie and Jack chain.

Gymboree has not officially confirmed reports.

If Gymboree files for bankruptcy this week, it will mark the second time it has done so in 18 months. In July 2017, Gymboree shuttered 350 locations nationwide. At the time, Gymboree operated 1,281 stores nationwide.

Many of Gymboree's locations are located in shopping malls, where foot traffic has seen a dramatic decrease with a large number of malls losing anchors such as Sears and JCPenney.

There are several Gymboree locations across the Chicago suburbs including in Northbrook, Rosemont and Burr Ridge.
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