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BELLWOOD | Thrift store chain Savers shut down more than a third of its Chicago-area stores this spring.
Savers stores in Downers Grove, Arlington Heights, Franklin Park and Glenview closed April 17, Savers spokeswoman Sara Gaugl said. The company also is closing a warehouse facility in Bellwood. The Bellwood warehouse employees 23 workers who will be affected by the shutdown, Gaugl said. .
The closures this spring, in Chicago and other markets, hit about 4 percent of Savers’ nearly 330 stores, Gaugl said. Saver’s attributes the closing to mounting market pressures.
Savers, a for-profit company, buys donated goods from local nonprofits, and either sells or recycles the goods, according to the company.
~ Kevin Williams