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Source ABC News

Dec 30, 2011 10:27am


Sears Discloses List of Store Closings


Sears Holdings today released a list of 79 stores that will be closing under its plan to shutter up to 120 stores. Most of the outlets to be closed are in the South and Midwest.


Employment varies by store and format and at this time we cannot provide the total number of impacted associates. However, a typical store that is being closed employs between 40 and 80 associates,” the company said in a statement. That means the closings will lead to between 4,000 and 9,600 job losses.



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Grand/Essentials 12080 Carmel Mountain Rd San Diego – Carmel CA 92128

Grand/Essentials 3020 Se Federal Hwy Stuart FL 34997

Grand/Essentials 4560 Forest Hill Blvd W Palm Beach FL 33406

Grand/Essentials 3610 Peck Rd El Monte CA 91732

Grand/Essentials 7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego – Clarmnt CA 92111

Grand/Essentials 375 Amherst St Bldg 1 Nashua NH 03063

Grand/Essentials 480 West Street Keene NH 03431

Grand/Essentials 1363 Nw St Lucie W Blvd Port St Lucie FL 34986

Grand/Essentials 9200 Baltimore Nat Pike Ellicott City MD 21042

Grand/Essentials 8375 E Grand River Brighton MI 48116

Grand/Essentials 601 North M-291 Lee’s Summit MO 64063

Grand/Essentials 625 Highway 136 West Baraboo WI 53913

Sears Full-Line 1400 Metrocenter Jackson MS 39209

Sears Full-Line 150 S 69th St Upper Darby PA 19082

Sears Full-Line 18000 Vernier Ave Harper Woods MI 48225

Sears Full-Line 15 Crestwood Plz St Louis-Crstwd MO 63126

Sears Full-Line 5244 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Antioch TN 37013

Sears Full-Line 3661 Eisenhower Pkwy Macon GA 31206

Sears Full-Line 880 N Military Hwy Ste 1086 Norfolk VA 44221

Sears Full-Line 921 Eastchester Dr Ste 1002 High Point NC 27262

Sears Full-Line 2121 N Monroe St Space 300 Monroe MI 38671

Sears Full-Line 1722 Veterans Blvd Mccomb MS 39648

Sears Full-Line 1404 Old Aberdeen Rd Columbus MS 39705

Sears Full-Line 2109 S Scatterfield Rd Anderson IN 46016

Sears Full-Line 1357 S Main St Adrian MI 49221

Sears Full-Line 5167 Hwy 70 Cypress Plaza; Ste. 90 Morehead NC 28557

Sears Full-Line 2727 Iowa St Lawrence KS 66046

Sears Full-Line 1400 Nw Garden Valley Blvd #1 Roseburg OR 97470

Sears Full-Line 200 Paul Huff Pkwy Nw Cleveland TN 37312

Sears Full-Line 1057 Broad St Sumter SC 29150

Sears Full-Line 363 S Illinois Ave Oak Ridge TN 37830

Sears Full-Line 1250 S Hover Rd Longmont CO 80501

Sears Full-Line 351 W Schuylkill Rd Pottstown PA 19465

Sears Full-Line 1801 Nw Us Highway 19 Crystal River FL 34428

Sears Full-Line 1631 W Rose St Ste 2 Walla Walla WA 99362

Sears Full-Line 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd Rocky Mount NC 27804

Sears Full-Line 1689 E Broad St Statesville NC 28677

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Kmart 1605 Buford Highway Buford GA 30518

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Kmart 225 S Tyndall Pkwy Callaway FL 32404

Kmart 66011 Van Dyke Washington Twp. MI 48095

Kmart 9550 Wicker St. John IN 46373

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