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Plan Confirmation and Effective Date:

Please take notice that court entered the Order Confirming the Joint Second Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Stage Stores, Inc. and Specialty Retailers, Inc [Docket No. 705] on August 14, 2020. Furthermore, the Debtors' filed the Amended Notice of (A) Entry of Order Confirming the Joint Second Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Stage Stores Inc. and Specialty Retailers, Inc., and (B) Occurrence of Effective Date [Docket No. 898] on October 30, 2020.
Important Information:

Pursuant to the Final Store Closing Procedures Order (Docket No. 435), customer programs, including gift cards and returns, will be honored for 30 days after the opening of each store. After that time, gift cards and returns will no longer be accepted and the gift cards will be deemed to have no remaining value.

You may file a Proof of Claim at the following link: Submit Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC)

The deadline to file a Proof of Claim was July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (CT).
Stage Stores, Inc. has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of the business or any of its assets and initiate an orderly wind-down of operations. The Company will terminate the wind-down of operations at certain locations if it receives a viable going-concern bid.

The health and safety of its associates and guests remains Stage Stores’ top priority as it takes a phased approach to reopening its stores in the coming weeks to commence the liquidation of its inventory. The Company currently anticipates that the first phase of approximately 557 stores will open on May 15, 2020, the second phase of approximately 67 stores is expected to open on May 28, 2020 and the balance of the chain is expected to open on June 4, 2020. The Company will provide updates as to the location and timing of stores that are opening on its website, www.gordmans.com, in due course.

The press release the Company issued on May 10, 2020 can be accessed here: Press Release
Customer and vendor letters and FAQ’s are available here: FAQ and Letters

Stage’s case is pending under Case No. 20-32564 before the Honorable Christopher M. Lopez. The Docket can be accessed free of charge here or through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (www.txs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy - fees may apply).

For additional information, please call (888) 647-1732 (U.S./Canada) or (310) 751-2622 (International) or click here to submit an inquiry.
IMPORTANT: Please find below a link to a document recently filed in the bankruptcy proceedings of Stage Stores, Inc., et al., Case No. 20-32564 (DRJ) (United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division): Notice of Final Order Approving Notification and Hearing Procedures for Certain Transfers of and Declarations of Worthlessness with Respect to Common Stock

Important Dates, Deadlines & Documents Show All Dates

November 30, 2020

November 6, 2020
(5:00 p.m. CT)

August 14, 2020
(2:30 p.m. CT)

July 24, 2020
(5:00 p.m. CT)

August 7, 2020
(4:00 p.m. CT)

June 30, 2020
(2:00 p.m. CT)

May 10, 2020


Debtor Name
Debtor Case Number
Stage Stores, Inc.
Specialty Retailers, Inc.

Parties & Addresses

United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
515 Rusk Street
Houston, TX 77002
T: (713) 250-5500

Stage Stores Claims Processing Center
c/o KCC
222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 300
El Segundo, CA 90245
T: (888) 647-1732

Please file proof(s) of claim, if any, via US Mail or other hand delivery system. Facsimile and other electronic delivery methods are not acceptable. You must file an originally executed proof of claim. If you would like a copy of your claim returned to you as proof of receipt, please enclose an additional copy and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Attorneys' Addresses

Joshua A. Sussberg, P.C.
Neil E. Herman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
T: (212) 446-4800
F: (212) 446-4900

Joshua M. Altman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
T: (312) 862-2000
F: (312) 862-2200

Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Jennifer F. Wertz
Kristhy M. Peguero
Veronica A. Polnick
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77010
T: (713) 752-4200
F: (713) 752-4221