More Kmart and Sears stores will close by the end of the year.
Weeks after announcing 26 Sears and Kmart locations would close in October, nearly 100 additional stores are facing a similar fate in December or sooner.
While company officials did not release an official list of the locations closing, news outlets across the nation reported this week that their local stores were closing. A list was posted on the website www.thelayoff.com with more than 80 Kmart stores.
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"After careful review, we have made the difficult decision to close the Kmart stores in Wayne, Trenton, Wall and Somers Point," TransformCo. said in a statement sent to Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network, about four New Jersey closures. "We encourage customers to continue shopping on Kmart.com for all their product needs.”
Liquidation sales are expected to begin in mid-September.
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In February, former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert struck a last-minute deal to buy Sears assets out of bankruptcy and keep about 400 stores open under a new entity, Transform Holdco, also known as Transformco.
Lampert, who relinquished the CEO role when the company filed for bankruptcy, was the company's largest shareholder and creditor at the time of the bankruptcy.
In early August when announcing the October closures, the company said more closings were still a possibility.
“Following these steps, we will continue to evaluate our network of Sears and Kmart stores and cannot rule out additional store closures in the near term,” the company's Aug. 6 statement said. “Our goal remains to return the company to profitability and preserve as many jobs as possible in the communities we serve.”
As of Aug. 7, company spokesman Larry Costello said about 380 locations remained open.
“As we continue our transformation efforts, we are working closely with our stakeholders, and evaluating our network of stores, operations and business strategy in order to stabilize the business and support a long-term path to profitable success,” Transformco said in a statement to USA TODAY Friday.
Dates of closures can vary. Most are expected to close in December.
Carlsbad Sears: 2561 El Camino Real
Eureka Sears: 3300 Broadway
Lakeport Kmart: 2019 S Main St.
North Hollywood Kmart: 13007 Sherman Way
Oakdale Kmart: 175 Maag Ave.
Salinas Kmart: 1050 N. Davis Rd.
Tehachapi Kmart: 710 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
Aurora Sears: 14200 E Alameda Ave
Pueblo Kmart: 3415 N Elizabeth St.
Watertown Kmart: 595 Straits Turnpike
Bear Kmart: 301 Governor Place
Wilmington Kmart: 4700 Limestone Road
Jacksonville Sears: 10302 Southside Blvd
Leesburg Sears: 10401 Us Highway 441
Miami Kmart: 3825 7th Street NW
Oviedo Sears: 1360 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd
Vero Beach Kmart: 1501 US 1
Lewiston Kmart: 1815 21st St.
Twin Falls Kmart: 2258 Addison Ave E
Bridgeview Kmart: 7325 W 79th St.
Kokomo Kmart: 705 N Dixon Rd
Richmond Kmart: 3150 National Rd W
Valparaiso Kmart: 2801 Calumet Ave
Warsaw: 3350 Lake City Hwy
Erlanger Kmart: 3071 Dixie Hwy
Somerset Kmart: 420 East Highway 80
Auburn Kmart: 603 Center Street
Augusta Kmart: 58 Western Ave
Gaithersburg Sears: 701 Russell Ave
Stevensville Kmart: 200 Kent Manor Drive
Brockton Kmart: 2001 Main Street
Webster Kmart: 70 Worcester Road
Belleville Kmart: 2095 Rawsonville Road
Clio Kmart: 4290 Vienna Road
Grayling Kmart: 2425 S.1-75 Business
Hastings Kmart: 802 W. State Street
Marine City Kmart: 6730 River Road
Menominee Kmart: 1101 7th Ave
Midland Kmart: 1820 S. Saginaw Road
Oscoda Kmart: 5719 N US-23
International Falls Kmart: 1606 MN-11
Saint Paul Kmart: 245 E Maryland Ave.
Kalispel Kmart: 2024 US-2 E
Somers Point Kmart: 250 New Road Rte 9
Trenton Kmart: 1061 Whitehorse Ave.
Wall Kmart: 1825 Highway 35
Wayne Kmart: 1020 Hamburg Turnpike
Las Cruces Sears: 700 S Telshor Blvd.
Santa Fe Kmart: 1712 St Michaels Drive
Bath Kmart: 420 W Morris St
Buffalo Kmart: 1001 Hertel Ave
Farmingville Kmart: 2280 North Ocean Ave
Mattydale Kmart: 2803 Brewerton Road
Yorktown Heights Kmart: 355 Downing Drive
Clemmons Kmart: 2455 Lewisville
Waynesville Kmart: 1209 Russ Ave.
Fargo Kmart: 2301 S University Drive
Barberton Kmart: 241 Wooster Road North
Brunswick Kmart: 3301 Center Road
Cincinnati Sears: 4595 Eastgate Blvd.
Grove City Kmart: 2400 Stringtown Road
Harrison Kmart: 10560 Harrison Ave
Heath Sears: 771 S 30th St.
Clinton Kmart: 2501 Redwheat Drive
Chambersburg Kmart: 1005 Wayne Ave
Clifton Heights Kmart: 713 E Baltimore Pike
Doylestown Kmart: 4377 PA-313
Easton Kmart: 320 S 25th St.
Elizabethtown Kmart: 1605 S Market St.
Holmes Kmart: 600 MacDade Blvd
Leechburg Kmart: 451 Hyde Park Road
New Castle Kmart: 2652 Ellwood Road
Shillington Kmart: 1 Parkside Ave.
Towanda Kmart: 328 Ennis Lane
Washington Sears: 1500 W Chestnut St
Aguadilla Kmart: Road 2 Km 126.5
Bayamon Sears: 1455 Carr.2
Carolina Kmart: 65th Infantry Ave.
Cayey Kmart: Ave Jesus T Pinero 4
Trujillo Alto Kmart: 200 Carr 181
Yauco Kmart: 601 Yauco Plaza
Greenville Kmart: 1 Kmart Plaza
Lexington Kmart: 748 W Main St
West Columbia: 1500 Charleston Hwy
Lebanon Kmart: 1443 W Main St
Corpus Christi Sears: 1305 Airline Road
St George Kmart: 745 S Bluff Street
Chesapeake Kmart: 2001 S Military Hwy
Tabb Kmart: 5007 Victory Blvd
Aberdeen Sears: 1219 S Boone St.
Everett Sears: 1302 SE Everett Mall Way
Silverdale Sears: 10315 Kitsap Mall Blvd. NW
Elkview Kmart: 201 Crossings Mall
Mauston Kmart: 800 North Union
Racine Kmart: 5141 Douglas Ave.
Ripon Kmart: 1200 West Fond Du La
Waupaca Kmart: 830 W Fulton St.
More closings: Know of a Sears or Kmart closing in December that's not on this list? Email the information to email@example.com.
Contributing: Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record; Liz Shepard, Port Huron Times Herald; David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press
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