Coldwater Creek closing all stores

By WEEK Producer

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM CDT

A women's clothing retailer is closing all its stores by early summer, leaving dozens of local employees without jobs.

Coldwater Creek filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday morning and made the closing announcement.

The company has retail stores at both the Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Peoria and the Shoppes at College Hills in Normal.

An employee told News 25 the news came as a shock.

Coldwater Creek said if will wind down its operations over the coming months and begin going out-of-business sales in early May.

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