Shopko Optical up for auction

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - Shopko's optical business is going up for auction.

According to bankruptcy court documents obtained by Action 2 News, a bid deadline is set for Friday, April 12. The auction is scheduled for Monday, April 15. And a hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, April 18.

According to the documents, the sale of the optical business could keep as many as 80 locations open and save up to 700 jobs.

As Action 2 News has reported, Shopko announced last month it was closing all of its retail stores by June 16 after filing for bankruptcy protection.