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Oakland Mall Sears Added To Growing List Of Stores Slated To Close

July 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
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TROY (WWJ) = As floundering retailer Sears announces another round of store closures, an Oakland County location has been added to the list. 

Sears Holdings announced in a news release Thursday that the Sears at Oakland Mall, located at 00 W. Fourteen Mile Road in Troy, will be among 10 additional locations shutting their doors for good in September. 

This comes after, in late May, Sears Holdings -- which owns both Sears and Kmart -- released a list of 72 Kmart and Sears stores that would close as, amid online competition, the company continued to struggle with financial difficulties.

Ferndale resident Louise, who didn't give her last name, wasn't happy to hear the news when WWJ's Jon Hewett broke it to her as she shopped. 

"Oh no. Oh crap", she said. "My dad worked for Sears back in the day. We knew something was in the wind when they were remodeling, but didn't really remodel."

Steve, a Warren resident who was shopping for a refrigerator, said he's been a Sears shopper pretty much all his life. 

"We used to go out -- when I was a kid -- out to the farm, and we always had the Sears catalog for the outhouse," he said, with a laugh. "So, yeah, it's been around a long time. There's a lot of things that bring back a lot of memories."

In Monday's release, Sears Holdings said that the Oakland Mall closure came "as part of our ongoing efforts to streamline the company's operations and focus on our best stores." According to the Detroit Free Press, the Sears Auto Center at Oakland Mall will remain open.

Here's a list of the latest stores being closed (including one Kmart):

California --

  • Newark: Sears at 6000 Mowry Ave.
  • Thousand Oaks: Sears at 145 W Hillcrest Drive

Florida --

  • Altamonte Springs: Sears at 451 East Altamonte Drive

Michigan --

  • Troy: Sears at 300 W. Fourteen Mile Road

Montana --

  • West Havre: Kmart at 3180 Highway 2

New York --

  • Clay: Sears at 4155 State Route 31

Oklahoma --

  • Oklahoma City: Sears at 4400 S Western Ave

Virginia --

  • Virginia Beach: Sears at 4588 Virginia Beach Blvd  
  • Chesapeake: Sears at 1401 Greenbrier Parkway

Wisconsin --

  • Madison: Sears at 53 West Towne Mall C

Although there's only one Michigan location on the latest list, shoppers should note that May's rundown included the following four Michigan Sears stores: 

  • 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