Sears announces new list of store closures
Sears Holdings announced Thursday it is closing 72 underperforming Sears and Kmart stores in September 2018.
The announcement was made Thursday morning and the list of stores slated for closure was released later in the day.
The list includes 15 Kmart stores and 48 sears stores.
Over the past year, Sears has closed nearly 400 stores.
Liquidation sales will begin as early as June 14 at the impacted stores.
No Michiana stores were listed on the closure list.
The Sears stores slated for closing in Indiana and Michigan include: Lafayette, Muncie, Indianapolis (82nd Street), Flint, Dearborn, Sterling Heights and Traverse City.
The University Park Mall Sears store was up for auction in April. The company wanted to sell the building but lease it from the new owner so the store could remain open.