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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 20, 2010
One large clothing retailer has shut its doors just as another cuts the welcome ribbon at the Burbank Town Center. Loehmann's department store at Burbank Boulevard and San Fernando Road abruptly shut its doors Nov. 8, days before the New York-based retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. On Nov. 19, Burlington Coat Factory opened at Third Street and Magnolia Boulevard, the former Mervyns site. A spokeswoman for Loehmann's said that the Burbank outpost of the discount fashion chain was "underperforming," and that the chain was focusing its efforts on busier stores, including those in Beverly Hills and Pasadena.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2008
Mervyns announces layoffs in Burbank Mervyns gave layoff notices to 98 Glendale employees and 90 Burbank employees following an announcement that the retail chain would close its remaining 149 stores in California. Mervyns, based in Hayward, Calif., declared bankruptcy in July and closed 10 California stores. The company owed Wachovia $329 million at the time it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a court hearing. In a statement, store officials said liquidation sales would begin immediately in time for the holiday shopping season.
LOCAL
June 10, 2006
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: NORTHWEST DISTRICT 1700 block of North Buena Vista Street: A 52-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of indecent exposure. The man's landlady alleged that he swam naked in the complex's swimming pool, then knocked on her door and entered her apartment. SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT 200 block of East Magnolia Boulevard: A 15-year-old Burbank boy was placed under citizen's arrest by Mervyns security on Monday after he allegedly attempted to steal $186 worth of men's clothing.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | October 2, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Halloween retailers have taken up prime positions in Glendale and Burbank, moving into unfilled space left behind by box stores Circuit City and Mervyns. The stores are adding to increasingly fierce competition for Halloween consumers, who will have at least five choices in Burbank and four in Glendale to search for gorilla masks and superhero costumes this season. While the stores have generated traffic in areas that haven’t seen much activity for months, they have also been a surprising change for some shoppers, managers said.
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By Alison Tully | July 21, 2008
BURBANK — Eight-year-old Dakota Jones was one of 23 kids who got to shop till they dropped Saturday at the 16th annual Mervyns Back to School ChildSpree. “Have you seen my Incredible Hulk shirt?” Dakota said as he reached into the depths of his blue Mervyns shopping bag. “I’ve gotten so many cool clothes for school.” The event, co-sponsored by the Burbank Jaycees, gives underprivileged kids a $100 gift card to shop for new dresses, shirts, shoes and other school clothes.
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By Alison Tully | July 23, 2008
Eight-year-old Dakota Jones was one of 23 kids who got to shop till they dropped Saturday at the 16th annual Mervyns Back to School ChildSpree. ?Have you seen my Incredible Hulk shirt?? Dakota said as he reached into the depths of his blue Mervyns shopping bag. ?I?ve gotten so many cool clothes for school.? The event, co-sponsored by the Burbank Jaycees, gives underprivileged kids a $100 gift card to shop for new dresses, shirts, shoes and other school clothes. The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center chose the 23 participants.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 28, 2009
After 16 years on the council, Mayor Dave Golonski can’t go a few blocks without passing a project he helped shape. “I get great satisfaction seeing Burbank be successful,” Golonski said. “It’s fulfilling driving by the Buena Vista Library and seeing it full all the time, seeing neighbors that use the park, the tot lot. It doesn’t get old.” Nevertheless, Golonski has said that a fifth term would likely be his last on the council. “I anticipate being ready to move on after that,” he said.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 20, 2010
One large clothing retailer has shut its doors just as another cuts the welcome ribbon at the Burbank Town Center. Loehmann's department store at Burbank Boulevard and San Fernando Road abruptly shut its doors Nov. 8, days before the New York-based retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. On Nov. 19, Burlington Coat Factory opened at Third Street and Magnolia Boulevard, the former Mervyns site. A spokeswoman for Loehmann's said that the Burbank outpost of the discount fashion chain was "underperforming," and that the chain was focusing its efforts on busier stores, including those in Beverly Hills and Pasadena.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | August 28, 2010
Two new retailers will soon move into the Burbank Town Center, filling large voids left by Circuit City and Mervyns after the two stores filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Burlington Coat Factory will take over the former Mervyns space, while an Ashley Furniture HomeStore will occupy the former Circuit City storefront. Burlington Coat Factory, a national chain specializing in brand-name clothing and housewares, is slated to open the first week in November, said Tom Kelly, regional vice president for the company.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | October 2, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Halloween retailers have taken up prime positions in Glendale and Burbank, moving into unfilled space left behind by box stores Circuit City and Mervyns. The stores are adding to increasingly fierce competition for Halloween consumers, who will have at least five choices in Burbank and four in Glendale to search for gorilla masks and superhero costumes this season. While the stores have generated traffic in areas that haven’t seen much activity for months, they have also been a surprising change for some shoppers, managers said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 24, 2009
After 16 years on the council, Mayor Dave Golonski can’t go a few blocks without passing a project he helped shape. “I get great satisfaction seeing Burbank be successful,” Golonski said. “It’s fulfilling driving by the Buena Vista Library and seeing it full all the time, seeing neighbors that use the park, the tot lot. It doesn’t get old.” Nevertheless, Golonski has said that a fifth term would likely be his last on the council. “I anticipate being ready to move on after that,” he said.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2008
Mervyns announces layoffs in Burbank Mervyns gave layoff notices to 98 Glendale employees and 90 Burbank employees following an announcement that the retail chain would close its remaining 149 stores in California. Mervyns, based in Hayward, Calif., declared bankruptcy in July and closed 10 California stores. The company owed Wachovia $329 million at the time it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a court hearing. In a statement, store officials said liquidation sales would begin immediately in time for the holiday shopping season.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 18, 2008
GLENDALE — Mervyns, whose three-story retail outlet has been a fixture at the Glendale Galleria for a quarter century, announced Friday that it will close its remaining 149 stores throughout California and the Southwest. The move will not only affect the 101 S. Brand Blvd. location in Glendale but will also result in the closure of the Burbank store at 245 E. Magnolia Blvd., company officials said. In a release, Mervyns Chief Executive John Goodman said the massive closure, expected to take place after the holiday season, comes amid increasing challenges to its operations after repeated attempts to keep its branches open.
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By Alison Tully | July 23, 2008
Eight-year-old Dakota Jones was one of 23 kids who got to shop till they dropped Saturday at the 16th annual Mervyns Back to School ChildSpree. ?Have you seen my Incredible Hulk shirt?? Dakota said as he reached into the depths of his blue Mervyns shopping bag. ?I?ve gotten so many cool clothes for school.? The event, co-sponsored by the Burbank Jaycees, gives underprivileged kids a $100 gift card to shop for new dresses, shirts, shoes and other school clothes. The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center chose the 23 participants.
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