Linens ’N Things
First opened: 1975
The New Jersey-based home-furnishing retailer, facing growing competition from Bed, Bath & Beyond, filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2008, and started liquidation in October of that year after failing to find a buyer. All of its retail stores closed by December 2008. In February 2009, LNT Acquisition, LLC, bought the name, website, and brands in the bankruptcy proceedings and relaunched Linens ‘N Things as an online-only store at www.lnt.com in April.