Dawahares Files Bankruptcy; Closing 9 Stores

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Retail clothing chain Dawahare's has
filed for bankruptcy and will close nine of its 31 stores.

The Louisville-based chain also will reduce some of its
corporate staff.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported on its Web site Friday that the company, which also operates under the moniker The Cat Bird Seat, will close stores in Owensboro, Bowling Green, Paducah, Glasgow, Maysville, Mt. Sterling, Campbellsville, Newport and Bluefield, W.Va.

Company president Harding Dawahare said intensified competition from national chains and problems in the economy led to the decision.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2008 at 07:47 AM
    I could see this happening. When you go into their stores and don't get the customer service you need. Prices there are outrageous,especially if they say they are having a sale and it's not really a sale. Sad to see but I think it has to do with more stuff than just gas prices!!
  • by Rainy on Jun 1, 2008 at 02:38 PM
    My sister-in-law introduced me to Dawahares years ago. Some of their items were ok, but overall I didn't care for the store/products. Too overpriced and not alot of selection compared to other stores. I am sorry to hear about the stores financial woes, but I don't see how it has stayed open this long to be honest. Good luck to them..
  • by Berea Resident Location: Berea on May 31, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    I am so sorry to hear this. This is a Kentucky company that serves Kentucky in many different areas. Our family supports and patrons the stores in every way we can.
  • by sunny Location: Mt.Sterling on May 31, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    Glad to hear it!
  • by Gina on May 31, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    the beginning of the end undoubtedly....
  • by bcjsdb on May 31, 2008 at 07:24 AM
    I am proud of dawahare's. I wish them the best

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