Sears to close stores in Oklahoma

Sears previously announced that it would close 150 non-profitable stores comprised of 108 Kmart and 42 Sears locations.

The closing will include 49 Kmart stores and 17 Sears stores, with most closing by September.

A Kmart store in Summerville, SC along with a Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Columbia, SC are also among the list of stores to close.

Repeated calls from the Times-Republican to Sears Holding were not returned by press time. The Glen Allen and Chesterfield locations will remain open, he said.

"We can confirm that we are making the hard but necessary decision to close the Kmart store at 851 (Highway) 6 East in Iowa City". The closures would bring Sears' store count to about 1,200, down from more than 2,000 five years ago.

Sears announced another round of closures nationwide, including one local store. Yes, this journalist lived right next door to a Sears home. It became known for its "blue light specials", short-lived sales signaled by a flashing light and a public address announcement. The store relocated once to a new building within the city until it merged with the Edgewater Mall location in 1977. Kmart bought a number of other retail chains, including Borders Books and Sports Authority. Sears and Kmart have a proud history in the United States that dates back to the 19th century.

  • Zachary Reyes