Last day for Bon-Ton at Park City Center

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - There were empty shelves and not much else inside the Bon-Ton at Park City Center.

Wednesday was the last day of sales for the store.

"How very sad," said Judith Paul, of York. "I really looked forward to coming to this store. It was like going to a store in New York or someplace."

Bon-Ton first moved to the mall in 1992 when it purchased the former Watt & Shand department stores.

Paul said she used to work for Bon-Ton.

"It kind of tugs at your heartstrings," she said of the closing. "They were such a big part of the community."

The retail giant announced earlier this year that it was filing for bankruptcy and closing dozens of stores across the country.

On Wednesday, shoppers got one last chance to step inside the department store.

John Teske, of Mount Joy, used $25 to buy a mannequin that had to be sold before the close of business.

"It's one of those things you thought you wanted for years and years and thought that's ridiculous," Teske said of his purchase. 

No plans have been announced for the store's space.

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