Springfield's Penn Camera to Close
Penn Camera operated eight stores in the metro area
Washington-area camera store chain Penn Camera is closing most of its stores, including a location near Springfield Mall, according to the company's website.
Due to a disappointing holiday season, Penn Camera announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Penn Camera will close five of its eight stores immediately, including the Springfield location at 6699 Frontier Drive.
A note outside the Springfield location Wednesday said the store was already closed.
Customers waiting for repairs or other transactions with Penn Camera's Springfield store can handle them at the Tysons location at 8357-E Leesburg Pike, the company said.
Clearance sales will be held in Penn Camera stores on E Street in Washington, in Rockville, Md., and in Tysons. According to DCist, the remaining three stores are expected to close as well once their inventory is sold.
"This is a real bummer," wrote a commenter on Photo.net.