WOODTV reports that the company who owns Younkers department store at RiverTown Crossing has filed paperwork notifying the state of a large number of upcoming layoffs.

Bon-Ton is the parent company of Younkers and they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February according to WOODTV.  On Monday the company filed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act or WARN document.

WOODTV says 163 people will lose their jobs in Grandville and that Bon-Ton also owns three Carson’s stores on the east side of the state which will result in just over 500 jobs lost.

The letter filed Monday said layoffs would start June 5th, but WOODTV said it didn’t mention when the last day the Younkers store at RiverTown Crossings would happen, but it’s coming.

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