Slim pickings for Bon-Ton shoppers on store's last day

Berkshire Mall store closed at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

WYOMISSING, Pa. - Berks County's only Bon-Ton has closed its doors. The store at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing shut down at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The York-based company had been holding liquidation sales for the past several months months, after announcing plans in April to close its more than 200 stores across the country. 

Shoppers in Wyomissing were searching for deals up until Tuesday afternoon. Some customers told 69 News they had made a few shopping trips, and others weren't just looking at what was left on the racks..

"But while we were here, I decided to scope out some fixtures, you know, narrowed it down to a couple," said Norman Flamm. "[I] talked to the gentleman today and came up with a price, and I'm here now to tear them down and take them to my shop."

Mall management has yet to line up any tenant or tenants to replace Bon-Ton, which took over the space in 1987, after the company bought Pomeroy's, which was founded in Reading in the 1876.

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