Now's the time to head out for some shopping at Younkers, while you still can.

Younkers and other stores owned by Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced earlier this week that two liquidation firms--Great American Group and Tiger Capital--have purchased the company and plan to close them down.

All remaining Younkers store locations in Iowa will close by the end of August, and now, as of Friday, April 20, 2018, liquidation sales have begun. Brick-and-mortar Younkers stores in the corridor included Westdale Mall and Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville and an Eastern Iowa location at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque.

Liquidation prices at the going-out-of business sales will also be available online, according to CBS2.

Iowa is home to 17 Bon-Ton properties in all, including other Younkers stores in Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque, Marshalltown and Waterloo, as well as a Herberger's store in Ottumwa.

The liquidation sales are expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks.

We will keep you posted on the news of Younkers and Bon-Ton Stores going out of business.

[Via KDATCBS2, Younkers]