The state of New Jersey has been closed for so long due to COVID-19 that now, some businesses are discovering it's too late for them to make up their losses.

The first business to announce it's closing its doors in South Jersey due to the virus was Tilton Fitness earlier this week revealing they will be unable to recuperate the losses as a result of being forcibly shut down since March. Tilton Fitness's multiple locations in South Jersey will all cease to exist come 2021.

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Next up is a store that's being closed down before it even had a chance to flourish. South Jersey's former Peebles locations were replaced with a store called Gordmans, a brand that's prevalent in the south and Midwest. NJ residents would find it similar to a Ross or Marshall's. This region had four locations open within the last year: Bridgeton, Browns Mills, Rio Grande, and Seaville.

The stores just opened in February, but sadly, are being forced to close their doors before South Jersey was able to appreciate all they had to offer. reports that the parent company had to file bankruptcy due to a huge tank in profits as a result of COVID-19.

Cape May County residents have reported Gordmans has rolled out a store-wide sale with all inventory drastically marked down, so if you're on the hunt for a great sale, this might be right up your alley.

Sources:, Facebook

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