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4 Michigan Sears Stores Among 72 Set To Close

May 31, 2018 - 3:19 pm

STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) - Four Michigan Sears stores -- including two in metro Detroit -- are among dozens of locations slated to close nationwide.

Set to close are the following, according to the company:

  • Lakeside Mall - 14100 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI
  • Fairlane Town Center - 18900 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI
  • Genesee Valley Center - 3191 S Linden Road, Flint, MI
  • Cherryland Center - 1212 S Airport Road W, Traverse City, MI

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Sears earlier Thursday announced that a total of 72 Sears and Kmart stores would be shutting their doors, after the company reported first-quarter losses and plunging sales. The struggling retailer said that it has identified about 100 stores that are no longer turning profits, and the majority of those locations would be shuttered soon. 

Liquidation sales will begin as early as June 14 at the closing stores, the company said, and the stores would begin closing for good in early September -- although exact dates for the Michigan store closures were not immediately announced. Eligible associates impacted by these store closures will receive severance, according to the company, and will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at remaining Kmart or Sears stores.

CEO Edward Lampert, who combined Sears and Kmart in 2005 after helping to bring the latter out of bankruptcy, long pledged to save the famed retailer, which started in the 1880s as a mail-order catalog business. (Read more here).