According to ThePhoblographer, Calumet Photo was recently bought out by C&A Marketing and is set to become operational again in the very near future. Currently, C&A is looking in to how they can re-activate the online web services and possibly opening up some of the actual stores. Rentals, repairs, sales, and much more should be making a comeback from Calumet Photo.
In case you forgot, Calumet Photo closed their doors in early March of this year and left everyone with a very sad update on Facebook. They filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in the US so doors were immediately shut leaving customers and even employees shocked. People were left wondering what would happen next with their rentals, current repairs out at the store, online orders, and much more. Honestly, I think some people may still be waiting for answers. But, as of now we may be seeing a bit of light shining down on a brighter future for Calumet Photo. With C&A Marketing having bought them, the store could make a comeback. "For everyone that had repairs and rentals though, they’re recommending that you check out Calumet’s website (once again though, when it activates.)"
C&A Marketing is the same company that bought out Ritz Camera when they closed as well. So, they already have some background with this scene. I think that will help them a lot. With plans of re-opening some of the stores, not all of them, I think they are going to start seeing business pick up. At the same time, I think it will be a slow climb back to the top with some customers hesitant after what just happened. Overall, I am definitely excited for this and I hope the best for them!