Penn Camera will honor gift cards as it closes at least five stores and clears out inventory at three others—including its Rockville location, NBCWashington.com reported Monday.
The news is welcome by those who gave Penn Camera gift cards to photography enthusiasts on their holiday shopping lists. It also is a reversal of Penn Camera’s initial decision not to honor the cards after .
While previously purchased cards are being honored, Penn Camera’s online store lists new cards as “out of stock,” NBCWashington.com reported.
Stores in Fair Lakes and Springfield in Virginia and in Laurel, Pikesville and on 18th Street in Washington, D.C. closed immediately Wednesday, after the retailer announced on its website that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
is one of three remaining stores holding clearance sales.
An employee told DCist that the three remaining stores likely would close after the inventory is sold.