The retailer noted that social distancing and shelter-in-place orders “continue to prevent the debtors from conducting retail sales at their various locations” in a letter to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Vincent F. Papalia. Creditors will have until April 24 to file objections with a telephone hearing scheduled for April 30.
Papalia already acknowledged the possibility of an extended pause due to the “uncertainty on top of uncertainty” caused by the health crisis, but Modell’s landlords have objected to a budget plan that has delayed rent payments until August.
Modell’s liquidated 19 of its 153 locations before shuttering its stores due to COVID-19.
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