Dawahares Closing All Stores

It's an end of an era for Dawahares. The Lexington-based chain announced Thursday night it will be closing its 22 remaining stores.

Dawahares says it's going out of business because it can't raise the money it needs to continue operations. The 101-year-old family-owned company expects to run out of money by October.

Dawahares said it expects the liquidation to begin July 12th. This comes after the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last month-- and closed 7 stores. Now, all its stores, including the four locations in Lexington, will be closing.


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  • by kristy Location: ky on Jul 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    Those dresses people paid $100.00 for only cost Dawahares about $8.00.!!!!!!!
  • by sharon Location: huntington on Feb 9, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    i use to work there and there was this elderly man that worked there...he had a heartattack on the clock and was laying dead on the floor and they wouldnt even close the doors!!!!! not one dawahare showed up to the funeral or even sent flowers.....thats all i am saying
  • by Jeff Location: New York on Nov 23, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    I used to go to Dawahares when I was working for Jenny Wiley in 2007. Having never been out there, it made the long trip away from home easier having somewhere to go walk around, and I was grateful. I still have a pair of blue jeans from there that I wear all the time.
  • by Barbara Location: Breckinrige on Dec 16, 2008 at 04:19 PM
    it is very sad for the people that are employed there and also for the people that enjoyed the home owned business, sadly we will miss them
  • by Burl Location: Mullins on Oct 13, 2008 at 05:16 PM
    Arrogance gets you nowhere!
  • by Holly Location: Morehead on Jul 19, 2008 at 02:05 PM
    I hate to see Dawahare's closing. It is the best clothing store we have in this town.I feel really sorry for the people losing their jobs,some have worked there since they first opened.The new Super Wal-Mart has really hurt this community in alot of ways,the shopping center they were in is a ghost town now. Food-Lion and Goody's will probaly be the next to go. For all you people who think it's funny they are going out of business,wait till your company leaves.Show some compassion and respect!
  • by Theo Location: Brooklyn on Jul 14, 2008 at 07:42 PM
    internal problems with gambling, ATF buyoffs, and gentlemans club memberships can quickly add up to big money....hence the problem.
  • by Mary Location: Kentucky on Jul 14, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    It's sad that after 100 plus years an era is ending. Where is your compassion people? Why would you delight in seeing this family and it's employees without jobs? I just pray that each and every one of these people find work and will be successful, right down to the youngest Dawahare.
  • by Ross Location: Richmond on Jul 14, 2008 at 04:34 AM
    Are they going to have their items marked down like the other stores when they go out of business? I am hoping to get some of there clothes cheap. I hope someone big doesn't come in and buy up everything and re-sell at a different store.
  • by Holly Location: Lexington on Jul 14, 2008 at 04:09 AM
    Dawahares is high-end??? Are you all serious?

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