(Richmond, IN)--There’s been no word yet on the future of the Richmond store, but the parent company of Elder-Beerman has announced that up to six stores will close nationally. While that may not sound like many, there are only about three dozen Elder-Beermans nationally. Bon-Ton stores is Elder-Beerman’s parent company. Sales were down by $2.6 billion last year. There’s been no word on when the specific stores that will close will be identified. Also, Connersville’s J.C. Penney was on that company’s closing list. That store operated in a plaza just off of 30th Street.