Marshalls in Crystal Lake to Close Next Month

Marshalls corporate officials confirmed the Crystal Lake store will close in mid-January.

Marshalls at 6120-B Route 14 in Crystal Lake is expected to close in January 2014.
Marshalls at 6120-B Route 14 in Crystal Lake is expected to close in January 2014.
Grab those bargain buys now.

The Marshalls store in Crystal Lake will close shortly after this holiday shopping season.

Colleen Beauregard, asst. vice president of corporate communications for the TJX Companies, confirmed Tuesday the Marshalls located at 6120-B Route 14 is expected to close mid-January. 

"We are always assessing and reviewing our real estate strategies and our decision to close the Crystal Lake store reflects that thinking," Beauregard said. 

"We are certainly grateful for the patronage of our Marshalls customers and believe they will continue to find great values at our nearby stores."

Beauregard said no announcement has been made regarding whether Marshalls will re-locate within Crystal Lake, or open a new store nearby. 

The TJX Companies is based in Framingham, Mass., and owns both Marshalls and TJMaxx.

Crystal Lake has a TJMaxx store, located at 230 W. Route 14, less than a mile from the Marshalls location. 

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Amused December 11, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Word has it that the store will NOT be relocating anywhere in Crystal Lake and all employees will be out of work. Economics are what they are, but to close a store right around the holidays and disrupt the employees' lives during this season with just one month's warning is unnecessary and callous. The bold deception ("no announcement made regarding whether Marshall's will relocate") on the part of the company's communications officer is inexcusable.
PRW December 11, 2013 at 04:47 PM
With other recent business closings, I would love to know where the unemployment numbers are coming from. Could it be that people have run out of benefits and are not reported in any of the numbers provided to the public? Oh and...$15 bucks an hour...Oh please, any visit to the local fast food joints? Either you are missing something or the food is never hot enough. What a joke.
McCloud December 11, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Its like going bald, eventually the rate of hair loss slows, since there is only so much hair to lose. Praise Obama for slowing the rate of job losses.
Tina M Novak December 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM
That is so sad that the store is closing that store I like a lot I don't like the TjX store in crystal lake the employer are not nice to people and the stores is very dirt and not clean at all
Thoughtful December 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM
The City of Crystal Lake and Mayor Shepley only care about the old downtown area. They continually subsidize the downtown area with business grants (for new startups who estimate they can sell $100 K of retail merchandise???), the hotel tax grant and more. They purchase, build, and maintain city lots for downtown business owners (at no expense to these businesses), and they incessantly promote the downtown with city programs and perks. If you own a business in Crystal Lake outside of the downtown area, don't expect this City to care what you do, or whether you come or go - just continue to pay that real estate tax bill so that the City can spend it on downtown Crystal Lake (and your competitors!) Having a fully leased downtown filled with smaller merchants is really nothing to brag about when you have larger merchants (generating more tax dollars) leaving Crystal Lake in droves. Crystal Lake is dying a slow death.
Stacy E. McArdle December 13, 2013 at 04:28 PM
I so agree with Tina above. Too bad the Crystal Lake Marshall's is closing instead of the Crystal Lake TJ Maxx. The TJ Maxx in Crystal Lake is dirty - look at their dressing rooms for one full of dust bunnies all over floor. The Marshall's in CL is so much nicer and friendlier. Now, the TJ Maxx in Algonquin, however, is fantastic. What a bummer this is. I shop there ever month.
jill orlove January 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Why are all these retailers leaving Crystal Lake? Route 14 is like a ghost town--all these empty stores! Why isn't the City of Crystal Lake trying to lure some other retailers to fill in the blanks. Hate, hate, hate driving down Randall Road!


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