At Least 63 Sears and Kmart Locations Will Close in September

At Least 63 Sears and Kmart Locations Will Close in September
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It's no secret that Sears has been on thin ice financially for quite some time, and many retail watchers are surprised they've managed to keep the lights on this long. So when the venerable brand announced late last week that they would be closing as many as 72 stores by fall, no one was exactly shocked.

From a Sears Holdings press release detailing First Quarter 2018 results:

"As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline the Company's operations and focus on our Best Stores, we have identified approximately 100 non-profitable stores, 72 of which will begin store closing sales in the near future."

The report then went on to link to this list of Sears and Kmart store closings, which we've included below. While the financial report says 72 stores will close, the official list so far only includes 15 Kmart locations and 48 Sears locations – 63 stores in total. The official store closing list notes that the missing 9 stores were pulled from the initial list for further evaluation.

When will liquidation sales start?

Store closing sales will start at the listed Kmart and Sears locations "as early as June 14." That's not exactly a firm date, but gives us a general idea of when we can expect to see sales start. We've written a general guide of what to expect from store closing sales that you should check out if you're thinking about hitting any stores slated to close.

When will these stores close?

Once again, Sears Holdings is not specific with dates, but does say that these stores will close in "early September 2018."

Sears Auto Centers at affected stores may close earlier than the rest of the store, as early as June or July. Timeframes for specific Sears Auto Centers are noted in the tables below.

Shopping Online at Sears Will Not Be Affected

Sears and Kmart aren't dead yet, so we don't expect to see any changes to their online shopping experience unless they shutter the entire chain.

Kmart Locations Closing in 2018

FORMAT
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
Kmart
910 North China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest
CA
Kmart
9881 W 58Th Avenue
Arvada
CO
Kmart
5400 E Busch Blvd
Tampa
FL
Kmart
4303 Nawiliwili Road
Lihue
HI
Kmart
2535 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines
IA
Kmart
5909 E State Street
Rockford
IL
Kmart
4070 Ryan Street
Lake Charles
LA
Kmart
215 North Central Avenue
Duluth
MN
Kmart
24 34 Barbour Avenue
Passaic / Clifton
NJ
Kmart
2100 Carlisle Avenue
Albuquerque
NM
Kmart
1000 Montauk Highway
West Babylon
NY
Kmart
25301 Rockaway Blvd
Rosedale
NY
Kmart
12350 N E Sandy Blvd
Portland
OR
Kmart
1072 Mountain Laurel Plaza
Latrobe
PA
Kmart
5000 San Dario
Laredo
TX

Sears Locations Closing in 2018

FORMAT
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
Sears*
10001 N Metro Parkway
West Phoenix
AZ
Sears
100 S Puente Hills Mall
City Industry
CA
Sears*
7902 Citrus Park Town Center
Tampa
FL
Sears
320 Towne Center Circle
Sanford
FL
Sears†
2201 Henderson Mill Road N.E.
Atlanta
GA
Sears†
1300 Southlake Mall
Morrow
GA
Sears†
2100 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth
GA
Sears*
320 W Kimberly Road
Davenport
IA
Sears†
#2 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills
IL
Sears†
#2 Fox Valley Center
Aurora
IL
Sears*
6136 W Grand Avenue
Gurnee
IL
Sears†
104 West White Oaks Mall
Springfield
IL
Sears†
2415 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette
IN
Sears†
40 Muncie Mall
Muncie
IN
Sears†
6020 E 82Nd Street
Indianapolis
IN
Sears
1781 Sw Wanamaker Road
Topeka
KS
Sears*
Alexandria Mall
Alexandria
LA
Sears
Hwys 114 & 128
Peabody
MA
Sears*
Eastfield Mall
Springfield
MA
Sears*
3191 S Linden Road
Flint
MI
Sears†
18900 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn
MI
Sears†
14100 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights
MI
Sears*
1212 S Airport Road W
Traverse City
MI
Sears*
Shingle Creek Crossing
Brooklyn Ctr
MN
Sears*
Miller Hill Mall
Duluth
MN
Sears
250 S County Center Way
St. Louis
MO
Sears
#1 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield
MO
Sears*
1000 Turtle Creek Drive
Hattiesburg
MS
Sears*
1515 Grand Avenue
Billings
MT
Sears*
2800 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks
ND
Sears†
300 Quaker Bridge Mall
Lawrenceville
NJ
Sears*
2341 Rt 66
Ocean
NJ
Sears*
2501 Mt Holly Road
Burlington
NJ
Sears*
10000 Coors Bypass N.W.
Albuquerque
NM
Sears†
3649 Erie Blvd E
De Witt / Syracuse
NY
Sears*
2400 Elida Road
Lima
OH
Sears†
17271 Southpark Center
Strongsville
OH
Sears*
300 S Hills Village
Pittsburgh / South Hills
PA
Sears
1000 Robinson Center Drive
Pittsburgh
PA
Sears†
205 W Blackstock Road
Spartanburg
SC
Sears
3101 N Main Street
Anderson
SC
Sears*
3400 Empire Mall
Sioux Falls
SD
Sears†
2931 Knoxville Center Drive
Knoxville
TN
Sears^
2401 S Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville
TX
Sears*
1800 Green Oaks Road
Fort Worth
TX
Sears†
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive
Cedar Park
TX
Sears^
Golden Triangle Mall
Denton
TX
Sears*
4502 S Steele Street
Tacoma
WA

Several Sears locations above also have Sears Auto Centers which will close on different timelines. The symbols they're marked with correspond to these closing dates:

^  Early June 2018
* Late June 2018
† Late July 2018

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