157-YEAR-OLD S.F. RETAILER GUMP’S COULD CLOSE BY END OF YEAR
Gump’s, a 157-year-old San Francisco retailer, is seeking court approval for a “store closing sale” that would end by Dec. 31, according to bankruptcy filings this week.
A Gump’s spokesman said the company was still seeking a buyer to continue business operations, but its store at 135 Post St. near Union Square will close by the end of this year if a buyer isn’t found.
Gump’s filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday and hired Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers to liquidate its merchandise.