Forever 21, Inc. – Seeks Authority to Close Up to 178 Under-Performing Stores Now (98 More Going Forward), Looks to Pressure Landlords into Lease Renegotiations

October 1, 2019 – The Debtors requested Court authority (i) to enter into a store closing consulting agreement with a contractual joint venture comprised of Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC and Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC (together, the “Consultant,” with the consulting agreement attached as Exhibit A to the motion), (ii) to close the 178 stores…