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Sears announces 16 more stores closures, including five in Illinois
chicagobusiness.com ^ | February 23, 2012 | Brigid Sweeney

Posted on 02/23/2012 1:44:30 PM PST by mdittmar

Sears Holdings Corp. listed 16 more stores it will close, including five Sears and Kmart sites in Illinois.

The closures include a full-line Sears store in downstate Alton; a Sears Grand store in northwest suburban McHenry; and three Kmart stores in west suburban Oak Lawn, north suburban Zion and Peru, in north central Illinois.

The full list is available on Sears' website.

The additional closings came hours after the money-losing retailer announced dismal fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, and about two months after the Hoffman Estates-based company first announced it would shutter 120 stores.

So far, the Hoffman Estates-based company has identified 95 of the targeted stores.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; layoffs; retail; sears
No closures of Federal Government agencies,why?
1 posted on 02/23/2012 1:44:37 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Is this change you can live with?????

At $300 for a full cart of groceries and gasoline edging towards $4.00 per gallon, who has money to spend on anything else??

Obama, you dirty rat, you lied to America and are still at it.

I will remember in November and no amount of mud you can sling at any other candidate will make you appear electable.

At this point, the GOP could nominate Punxsutawney Phil and he would be an improvement!!!

2 posted on 02/23/2012 1:50:47 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: mdittmar

Recent Closings Announced by Sears Holdings

This list represents the current store closings announced by Sears Holdings since Feb. 23, 2012. Additional updates will be posted to www.searsmedia.com as they become available.

Employment varies by store and format and at this time we cannot provide the total number of impacted associates. However, a typical store that is being closed employs between 40 and 80 associates.

Closing and liquidation dates will vary by location and store format.

Updated Feb. 23, 2012
FORMAT STREET ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
Sears Full-Line 160 ALTON SQ

Alton

IL
62002
Sears Full-Line 3045 N RIDGE RD E

Ashtabula

OH
44004
Grand/Essentials 1900 N RICHMOND RD

Mchenry

IL
60050
Kmart 5005 OLENTANGY RIVER RD

Columbus

OH
43214
Kmart 6400 RIDGE ROAD

Sykesville

MD
21784
Kmart 256 US HWY 206 STE 8

Hillsborough

NJ
08844
Kmart 2107 NORTH GARDEN STREET

New Ulm

MN
56073
Kmart 300 WEST 7TH STREET

Monticello

MN
55362
Kmart 4400 FORT JACKSON BLVD

Columbia

SC
29209
Kmart 3639 LAKE EMMA ROAD

Lake Mary

FL
32746
Kmart 11000 S CICERO AVE

Oak Lawn

IL
60453
Kmart 3355 SHERIDAN RD

Zion

IL
60099
Kmart 1608 36TH STREET

Peru

IL
61354
Kmart 1901 S UNIVERSITY DRIVE

Davie

FL
33324
Kmart 1701 APALACHEE PARKWAY

Tallahassee

FL
32301
Previously Announced List
FORMAT STREET ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
Sears Hardlines Only 1916 19th Ave Lewiston ID 83501
Sears Hardlines Only Us Hwy 25e - Ste B2 Middlesboro KY 40965
Grand/Essentials 5451 Halls Mill Rd Ste 14 Mobile - Halls Mill AL 36619
Grand/Essentials 101 E Interntn’l Speedway Deland FL 32724
Grand/Essentials 12080 Carmel Mountain Rd San Diego - Carmel CA 92128
Grand/Essentials 3020 Se Federal Hwy Stuart FL 34997
Grand/Essentials 4560 Forest Hill Blvd W Palm Beach FL 33406
Grand/Essentials 3610 Peck Rd El Monte CA 91732
Grand/Essentials 7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego - Clarmnt CA 92111
Grand/Essentials 375 Amherst St Bldg 1 Nashua NH 03063
Grand/Essentials 480 West Street Keene NH 03431
Grand/Essentials 1363 Nw St Lucie W Blvd Port St Lucie FL 34986
Grand/Essentials 9200 Baltimore Nat Pike Ellicott City MD 21042
Grand/Essentials 8375 E Grand River Brighton MI 48116
Grand/Essentials 601 North M-291 Lee’s Summit MO 64063
Grand/Essentials 625 Highway 136 West Baraboo WI 53913
Sears Full-Line 1400 Metrocenter Jackson MS 39209
Sears Full-Line 150 S 69th St Upper Darby PA 19082
Sears Full-Line 18000 Vernier Ave Harper Woods MI 48225
Sears Full-Line 15 Crestwood Plz St Louis-Crstwd MO 63126
Sears Full-Line 5244 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Antioch TN 37013
Sears Full-Line 3661 Eisenhower Pkwy Macon GA 31206
Sears Full-Line 880 N Military Hwy Ste 1086 Norfolk VA 44221
Sears Full-Line 921 Eastchester Dr Ste 1002 High Point NC 27262
Sears Full-Line 2121 N Monroe St Space 300 Monroe MI 38671
Sears Full-Line 1722 Veterans Blvd Mccomb MS 39648
Sears Full-Line 1404 Old Aberdeen Rd Columbus MS 39705
Sears Full-Line 2109 S Scatterfield Rd Anderson IN 46016
Sears Full-Line 1357 S Main St Adrian MI 49221
Sears Full-Line 5167 Hwy 70 Cypress Bay Plaza; Suite 90 Morehead City NC 28557
Sears Full-Line 2727 Iowa St Lawrence KS 66046
Sears Full-Line 1400 Nw Garden Valley Blvd #1 Roseburg OR 97470
Sears Full-Line 200 Paul Huff Pkwy Nw Cleveland TN 37312
Sears Full-Line 1057 Broad St Sumter SC 29150
Sears Full-Line 363 S Illinois Ave Oak Ridge TN 37830
Sears Full-Line 1250 S Hover Rd Longmont CO 80501
Sears Full-Line 351 W Schuylkill Rd Pottstown PA 19465
Sears Full-Line 1801 Nw Us Highway 19 Crystal River FL 34428
Sears Full-Line 1631 W Rose St Ste 2 Walla Walla WA 99362
Sears Full-Line 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd Rocky Mount NC 27804
Sears Full-Line 1689 E Broad St Statesville NC 28677
Sears Full-Line 5501 W 88th Ave Westminster CO 80031
Kmart 6050 US Hwy 6 Portage IN 46368
Kmart 17625 Chillicothe Rd Chagrin Falls OH 44023
Kmart 951 By-Pass Rd Winchester KY 40391
Kmart 2601 S Main St Rice Lake WI 54868
Kmart 2960 Derr Road Springfield - N’land OH 45503
Kmart 51027 Highway #6 Glenwood Springs CO 81601
Kmart 1605 Buford Highway Buford GA 30518
Kmart 101 Town & Country Lane Hazard KY 41701
Kmart 1525 Sadler Road Fernandina Beach FL 32034
Kmart 225 S Tyndall Pkwy Callaway FL 32404
Kmart 66011 Van Dyke Washington Twp. MI 48095
Kmart 9550 Wicker St. John IN 46373
Kmart 1724 State Road 44 New Smyrna Beach FL 32069
Kmart 1605 S First Street Willmar MN 56201
Kmart 50700 Gratiot Ave North Chesterfield Twp. MI 48051
Kmart 9552 Highway 5 Douglasville GA 30135
Kmart 237 East Main Hendersonville TN 37075
Kmart 5005 W 120th Broomfield CO 80020
Kmart 1777 U S 1 South St. Augustine FL 32086
Kmart 2047 E University Drive Auburn AL 36830
Kmart 75 E Broad St Gadsden AL 35903
Kmart 2727 16th Ave S W Cedar Rapids-16th Av IA 52404
Kmart 2244 S Reynolds Rd Toledo - Reynolds Rd OH 43614
Kmart 627-701 E Manhattan Blvd Toledo - Manhatn Blv OH 43608
Kmart 7201 Pendleton Pike Indy - Pendlton Plza IN 46226
Kmart 230 Cleveland Ave S W Atlanta GA 30315
Kmart 1105 North Court Street Medina OH 44256
Kmart 810 Saxon Blvd Orange City FL 32763
Kmart 5600 Milgen Rd - Bldg 106 Columbs-Manch Sq GA 31907
Kmart 7965 Tara Boulevard Jonesboro GA 30236
Kmart 11003 Hull St Rd Midlothian VA 23113
Kmart 3616 W Kimberly Rd Davenprt-Kimbrly Rd IA 52806
Kmart 2421 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach FL 33064
Kmart 4141 Martin Way Lacey WA 98516
Kmart 3100 Hamilton Rd Columbus - Hamltn Rd OH 43227
Kmart 1734 Mall Dr Duluth - Mall Dr MN 55811
Kmart 4300 Xylon N New Hope MN 55428
Kmart 3201 White Bear Ave White Bear Lake MN 55110
Kmart 6807 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond - Midloth VA 23225
The Great Indoors
FORMAT STREET ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
TGI

8585 S YOSEMITE STREET

LONE TREE

CO

80124
TGI

16275 N SCOTTSDALE ROAD

SCOTTSDALE

AZ

85254
TGI

5000 ALPHA RD

FARMERS BRNCH

TX

75244
TGI

2860 S HIGHLAND AVENUE

LOMBARD

IL

60148
TGI

44075 W 12 MILE ROAD

NOVI

MI

48377
TGI

1510 POLARIS PKWY

COLUMBUS

OH

43240
TGI

3460 W CHANDLER BLVD

CHANDLER

AZ

85226
TGI

10496 OLD KATY ROAD

HOUSTON

TX

77043
TGI

16331 SHADY GROVE ROAD

GAITHERSBURG

MD

20877
General Growth Properties Sale List
FORMAT STREET ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
Sears Full-Line

1450 ALA MOANA BLVD

Honolulu

HI
96814
Sears Full-Line

1481 CORAL RIDGE AVE

Coralville

IA
52241
Sears Full-Line

1201 LAKE WOODLANDS

The Woodlands

TX
77380
Sears Full-Line

20 BELLIS FAIR PKWY

Bellingham

WA
98226
Sears Full-Line

1751 MADISON AVE

Council Bluffs

IA
51503
Sears Full-Line

9405 W COLONIAL DR

Ocoee

FL
34761
Sears Full-Line

1001 APACHE MALL

Rochester

MN
55902
Sears Full-Line

2000 N NEIL ST

Champaign

IL
61820
Sears Full-Line

6191 S STATE ST STE 300

Murray

UT
84107
Sears Full-Line

2501 W MEMORIAL RD

Oklahoma City

OK
73134
Sears Full-Line

1200 TOWNE CENTRE BLVD

Provo

UT
84601


3 posted on 02/23/2012 1:51:15 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: mdittmar

Another piece of America lost.

Will corps like Amazon be the new Sears stores?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 1:51:52 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: mdittmar

But all I hear on the ABC nightly news is how the economy is roaring back.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:57 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: mdittmar

Is this the fault of Bush/Cheney?


6 posted on 02/23/2012 1:56:22 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: mdittmar

Sears, the store I paid $7000 bucks for a 25 MHZ comuter. Yes you read that right: A computer with a 25 MEGAhertz processor. Couldn’t pay them all at once, just the minimum for years and years and years. Just typing your name on that thing would crash it.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:54 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: mdittmar

They are selling 11 Sears stores in General Growth owned malls to General Growth. I guess the deal was: “We can’t afford to pay rent any more, do you want them?”


8 posted on 02/23/2012 2:05:22 PM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Bought my very first computer at Sears, ages and ages ago. An IBM PS2, as I recall. I used to work there, and got a good deal on a floor model; worked great for quite a while, too, but of course, I needed to upgrade eventually.

Can’t recall how much I paid for it, but I do know it wasn’t cheap. Took me awhile to pay it off.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 2:26:14 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: mdittmar

Someone years ago said; “So goes Sears, so goes the Country.” Whoever said it must have had a working crystal ball.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 2:34:46 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I think I remember with mine, less than a month later right after I bought it, it was outdated, meaning I couldn’t run any programs that were just published. I think that was about 1990 or 91. Could have even been ‘88 or ‘89. I should have taken it back right then. Freakin thing has the calculating speed of a digital watch.

One good thing though is after I paid it off (after like 10 or 12 years), my credit score shot to the stratosphere as if the credit companies were saying: “W-What? He paid $7000 for a calculator?? He paid the absolute minimum for 10 years?”

I use to actually get $5000 checks in the mail from credit companies saying if I cashed their check I agreed to their loan. Very tempting.

That is exactly what happened to the housing market crash. They sent those “$5000 checks” (although much higher money) to people who had the credit score of a squid. And incredibly, Barney Frank wanted banks to do it again after the disaster.

Just another example how liberals truly want to destroy the country or are just incredibly insane. Let one lib prove me wrong. “Everyone deserves a house”...Oh, so in other words, the carpenters, the electricians, the architect, the landowner, the initial owner of the house should all say “F it” work for nothing and burn their money “Here is a free house” using the logic that Wall street CEOs get a big bonus which is like saying “The poor should get a free house because Captain crunch is a good cereal”


11 posted on 02/23/2012 3:03:52 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Red Badger

The malls are all dying a slow death. The mall nearest me has ZERO anchor stores and ZERO restaurants and ZERO book stores now. There’s still a few fast food joints operating in the food court but they are not big name brands anymore. They are little mom&pop one of a kind type shops.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mdittmar

THIS SIMPLY CANNOT BE TRUE....

NBC Evening News told me, just minutes ago, that the economy is “Roaring Back!”.

HOW CAN THIS BE????


13 posted on 02/23/2012 3:11:41 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: mdittmar

From the Illinois Policy Institute:

“Almost a year after Illinois’ record income tax increase, the state’s unemployment woes contrast starkly with the slow but positive national economic recovery. Unemployment rates in 46 states dropped since January 2011, and some dramatically. Illinois’ unemployment rate, on the other hand, was 9.8 percent in December, up from 9 percent in January 2011. Simply put, Illinois placed more people on the unemployment rolls than any other state in the country.”

Add to that fine record the news above from Sears.

And still the brain-dead denizens of this state will put donkey after donkey after donkey into the state offices. California is heading straight down the toilet, but here in Illinois we’ll be racing them down the rat-hole the entire way.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 3:13:57 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Our Kmart is a ghost town since Wal-Mart opened; I actually don’t mind going now, but they have far fewer employees and a lot of space on their shelves (I could have sworn they were closing soon - there is another Kmart about 2 miles away in the opposite direction of the Wal-Mart that still does OK). It seems the jewelry counter person calls for someone to staff electronics when four or more people are there; until that number is reached, you mill about waiting for someone to come work the counter (occasionally casting hopeful looks at passing shoppers to help push you up to the magic number “4”).


15 posted on 02/23/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: mamelukesabre

Our malls are dying as well; any vacancies are filled by tattoo parlors (in a mall?) or those Goth-type clothing & accessory stores. After watching an Asian try on a pair of shoes in one of the anchor stores with bare feet (he was wearing sandals), I haven’t gone back.

Malls were doomed once they attracted the kind of people most of us never want to run into.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 3:54:21 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Red Badger
I've been to the Sears store in Champaign, Il store exactly once in 25 years. It was a few years ago after the Kmart merger. I only went there as a last resort to look for a tool. They actually had it, but looking around I could tell that Sears had problems. It looked like a dollar store with everything on cheap wire racks. One can buy much of the same stuff at Walmart, Meijer or Target.

When is the last time anybody has seen a Die Hard battery or Craftsman tool commercial?

17 posted on 02/23/2012 5:20:36 PM PST by EVO X
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To: kearnyirish2

The mall near me isn’t filling any vacancies. I’d say they are down to 50% occupancy now.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 5:42:01 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: EVO X

When is the last time anybody has seen a Die Hard battery or Craftsman tool commercial?

_______________________

I just bought another die hard. Always get them when the stock battery goes on the car. Great batteries.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 5:51:53 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

I bought my last car off the lot new in Jun of 09. The battery was dead and they had to jump start it to take it detailing. I’ll get a replacement before next winter. I’ll just do it at the dealer since they will need to reprogram a few things..


20 posted on 02/23/2012 6:17:15 PM PST by EVO X
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To: Red Badger

It looks like they’re closing our local Sears out here in Iowa. It was a small store, but it was useful for appliances. Drat. It used to be that every decent-sized town had a Sears.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 7:45:37 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Oh, our newest and closest mall was completed a few years ago, and hasn’t even opened yet. It is next to the new Giants Stadium in the NJ Meadowlands (called Xanadu); it has this huge indoor ski slope and all. They’ve been talking for a while now about what to do with the site; I guess it was just pork for the trade unions.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 3:44:46 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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