Jo-Ann Fabrics shifts into Chapter 7 liquidation

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A federal judge has approved Jo-Ann Fabrics' request to convert its Chapter 11 bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 liquidation.
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Sandy

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Nov 24, 2007
 
What does this mean?
Pastafarian

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Nov 24, 2007
 
It means that the stores will be closed, and the inventory will be sold at deep, deep discounts.

Some stores may be able to remain open under reorganization once debt is paid from the closed stores and liquidated inventory.
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Nov 24, 2007
 
Sounds like misinformation again. They are most likely referring to Joan's Fabrics. That company first filed last year or earlier this year and all throught the sewing/quilting/craft world, everyone panicked that it was Joann's Fabric and Craft. AKA the store they all love to hate because they might actually not be able to buy everything with a 50% off coupon.
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Nov 25, 2007
 

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This brief note needs clarifing. Jo-Ann Fabric (stock JAS) is not listed as having a bankruptcy filing but House of Fabric and Piece Goods Shops stores are in bankruptcy and had stores branded as Joann, not related to Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Danny C

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Nov 26, 2007
 
As an employee of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts STORES I can confirm that the STORES are NOT CLOSING and NO GOING-OUT-OF-BUSINESS sales will be conducted..

JAS has not filed for ANY bankrupcty-- chapter 11 or otherwise. The company that the Indie has us confused with is a company that MANUFACTURES fabric supplies..

There is NO relation to the two companies....Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts stores are still operating as normal...in fact, JAS is having it's best year sales-wise ever!@

Thanks and peace!
-Danny C
Deniser

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Nov 27, 2007
 
It's not the fabric and craft chair store. The newspaper that published the article has the name spelled wrong. It is in fact "Joan" Fabrics - an upholstery company that's been around since 1932 - Case No. 07-10479 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy filed in April - changed from Chapter 11 to 7 last week.
TJ Swing

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Dec 5, 2007
 
The closings have officially begun!!
Susie Feathers

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Jan 21, 2008
 
Danny C wrote:
As an employee of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts STORES I can confirm that the STORES are NOT CLOSING and NO GOING-OUT-OF-BUSINESS sales will be conducted..
JAS has not filed for ANY bankrupcty-- chapter 11 or otherwise. The company that the Indie has us confused with is a company that MANUFACTURES fabric supplies..
There is NO relation to the two companies....Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts stores are still operating as normal...in fact, JAS is having it's best year sales-wise ever!@
Thanks and peace!
-Danny C
Sioux City Iowa
Our JoAnn's store just closed, and our Hancock Fabrics closed last summer. That leaves us with two quilt shops and three Walmarts. Jan. 20 2008
Dee

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Apr 8, 2008
 
I received a flyer maybe a month ago that one of our Jo-Ann stores at Transportation Blvd. will be closing.(Cleveland, OH)
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Aug 19, 2008
 
I received a flyer yesterday that one of our Jo-Ann fabric and craft stores is "closing soon." Liquidation Sale at 9944 Kleckly Dr in the Almeda Shopping Center.(Houston, TX)
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Dec 16, 2008
 
I received a flyer today from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store announcing store closure and Liquidation Sale at Maryland City Plaza 3415 Fort Meade Rd Laurel, MD 20724
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Dec 19, 2008
 
Our Joann's is closing as well.. the store has basically nothing left. are any of them staying open??? where do we get yarn!?!??!?!
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Jan 15, 2009
 
JoAnn's in Oneida NY is closing--9 days left!!
Sorry Danny!
2 years and done

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Mar 6, 2009
 
Whats happening is they are only closing the smaller stores the more super stores are staying open.Matter of fact they just opened a new super store in Memphis,TN and one in Louisville,KY.Some stores may close but only to be moved to a new and better location.Most are due to area business's closing like malls.
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Mar 23, 2009
 
The Jo-Anns in Oak Lawn, Il closed as well! No warning, no nothing!
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Mar 27, 2009
 
Susie Feathers wrote:
<quoted text>Sioux City Iowa
Our JoAnn's store just closed, and our Hancock Fabrics closed last summer. That leaves us with two quilt shops and three Walmarts. Jan. 20 2008
Our Walmarts no longer carry fabric and our JoAnn store did close over 10 months ago. Our Hancock closed a year or 2 before JoAnn. Very sad I am - there are craft outlets but none with nicer fabrics
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#17
Mar 29, 2009
 
The Jo-Ann Fabrics in Lakewood, CA is closing next month, but they are being forced out by the Mall. They want to make room Nordstrum's Rack and to expand another store.
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Apr 15, 2009
 
Susie Feathers wrote:
<quoted text>Sioux City Iowa
Our JoAnn's store just closed, and our Hancock Fabrics closed last summer. That leaves us with two quilt shops and three Walmarts. Jan. 20 2008
just because the joann's fabric store closed near you doesn't mean its going out of business. it most likely wasn't a profitable store so JAS closed it to protect themselves
Andria

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May 21, 2009
 
I received a flyer today notifying me of a Jo Ann store closing in Northtown Plaza on I 45 in Houston.
Donna

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Jun 30, 2009
 
Joanns will close small stores and reopen larger super stores in a near by area, we have nearly 1000 stores all over the united states and the older or not as profitable store get closed to make room for bigger and better, so relax everyone the company is very strong and should be around for a while longer.

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