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Sears Files for Bankruptcy — Here’s What That Means for Shoppers


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Retail giant Sears, whose parent company also owns Kmart, has filed for bankruptcy. With the holidays fast approaching, news of the venerable shopping center closing its doors may throw a wrench in your gift-giving plans. Here’s how this bankruptcy will affect consumers.

Is Sears closing?

Sears’ parent company, Sears Holdings, filed bankruptcy paperwork in the early morning hours of October 15, adding its name to the long list of failed big-box stores. As sad as this news is, it did not come as a surprise to many. Sears has struggled to make a profit for years while competing against other brick-and-mortars like Walmart, as well as online retailers like Amazon. An upcoming $134 million debt repayment that was nearing deadline may have been the last straw for the failing chain.

The company announced plans to close 142 stores. This is in addition to the 46 stores it announced were closing prior to this most recent news. Sears Holdings could not rule out additional stores closing as a result of the bankruptcy filings. 

Fortunately, there is some good news for consumers: According to a company statement, profitable Sears and Kmart locations will remain open, as will online stores. Loyalty programs and company credit card reward programs will also continue to run, so now may be the time to cash in. If your local Sears or Kmart is on the list of stores to be shut down, chances are there will be a liquidation sale, which could work out in your favor if you’re still hunting for holiday gifts

“The Chapter 11 process will give Holdings the flexibility to strengthen its balance sheet, enabling the Company to accelerate its strategic transformation, continue right sizing its operating model, and return to profitability,” Eddie Lampert, the chairman, said in a statement. We’ll keep updating this page when more news becomes available.

List of Sears Store Closings


1001 Rainbow Dr Gadsden, AL 35901-5376


2250 El Mercado Loop Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-5204

3150 S 4Th Ave Yuma, AZ 85364-8104

6515 E Southern Ave Mesa/East, AZ 85206-3711

7611 W Thomas Rd Phoenix-Desert Sky, AZ 85033-5433

3177 Chandler Village Dr Chandler, AZ 85226-


1700 Stoneridge Dr Pleasanton, CA 94588- (Lands’ End)

100 Santa Rosa Plz Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6381 (Lands’ End)

3333 Bristol St Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1811 (Lands’ End)

1011 W Olive Ave Merced, CA 95348-2422

5901 Florin Rd Florin, CA 95823-2302

3751 S Dogwood Ave El Centro, CA 92243-

100 Vintage Faire Mall Modesto, CA 95356-0559

100 Los Cerritos Mall Cerritos, CA 90703-5421

1401 N Montebello Blvd Montebello, CA 90640-2584

3001 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93304-4145


10785 W Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO 80215-3807

7001 S University Blvd Centennial, CO 80122-1599 (Lands’ End)


1201 Boston Post Rd Sp 2095 Milford, CT 06460- (Lands’ End)

850 Hartford Tnpk Waterford, CT 06385- (Lands’ End Inc.)


733 N Highway 231 Panama City, FL 32405-5302

300 Mary Esther Blvd Mry Est/Ft Wltn Bch, FL 32569-1693

1050 S Babcock St Melbourne, FL 32901-3022

3800 Us Highway 98 N Ste 500 Lakeland, FL 33809-3824

303 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W Bradenton, FL 34205-7991

3100 Sw College Rd Ste 300 Ocala, FL 34474-8449


460 N Milwaukee St Boise, ID 83704-9122


3340 Mall Loop Dr Joliet, IL 60431-1057


1251 Us Highway 31 N Greenwood, IN 46142-4503

6780 W Washington St Indianapolis, IN 46241-2999

3401 S Us Highway 41 Terre Haute, IN 47802-4154


4807 Outer Loop Louisville-Okolona, KY 40219-3200

2625 Scottsville Rd Bowling Green, KY 42104-4477


15700 Emerald Way Bowie, MD 20716-2200

400 N Center St Westminster, MD 21157-5140

10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044-3341 (Lands’ End)


1235 Worcester Rd & Natick, MA 01760 (Lands’ End)


900 Briarwood Cir Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1618 (Lands’ End)

2100 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park, MI 48146-2250


425 Rice St St Paul, MN 55103-2123

12431 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55305-1925 (Lands’ End)


1245 W Warm Springs Rd Henderson, NV 89014-8740

New Hampshire

50 Fox Run Rd Ste 74 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2858 (Lands’ End)

New Jersey

1500 Highway 35 Middletown, NJ 07748-1831 (Lands’ End)

1750 Deptford Center Rd Deptford, NJ 08096-5282 (Lands’ End)

New Mexico

6600 Menaul Blvd Ne Ste 700 Coronado, NM 87110-3447

New York

75 W Route 59 Ste 100 Nanuet, NY 10954-2701 (Lands’ End)

1111 Franklin Ave Garden City, NY 11530-1617  (Lands’ End)

600 Lee Blvd Yorktown Hts, NY 10598-1142

Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd Lakewood, NY 14750

North Carolina

703 N Berkeley Blvd Goldsboro, NC 27534-3444

400 Cross Creek Mall Fayetteville, NC 28303-7244

11033 Carolina Place Pkwy Pineville, NC 28134-8370 (Lands’ End)


5320 Youngstown Rd Niles, OH 44446


6929 S Memorial Dr Tulsa Woodland Hls, OK 74133-2035

9800 Sw Washington Square Rd Washington Sq, OR 97223-4455 (Lands’ End)

3201 W Main St Norman, OK 73072-4847


827 Lancaster Dr Ne Salem (Lancaster), OR 97301-2929


880 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15223-1319

5522 Shaffer Rd Ste 129 Dubois, PA 15801-3304

100 Neshaminy Mall Bensalem/ Crnwls Hts, PA 19020-1607

2300 E Lincoln Hwy Langhrn /Oxford Vly, PA 19047-1824 (Lands’ End)


7600H Kingston Pike West Town, TN 37919-5604 (Lands’ End)

2800 N Germantown Prkway Cordova, TN 38133 (Lands’ End Inc.)

2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd Clarksville, TN 37040-5011

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37421-6006


7508 N Navarro St Victoria, TX 77904-2654

2901 S Capitol Of Texas Hwy Austin/Barton Creek, TX 78746-8101

3450 W Camp Wisdom Rd Southwest Ctr, TX 75237-2504

2501 Irving Mall Irving, TX 75062-5161

6301 Nw Loop 410 Ingram, TX 78238-3824

1000 E 41st Austin, TX 78751-4859

6002 Slide Rd Lubbock, TX 79414-8555

2002 S Expy 83 Harlingen, TX 78552-

2605 Preston Rd Frisco, TX 75034-9434


100 Newmarket Fair Mall Hampton, VA 23605-1406


3500 S Meridian Ste 900 Puyallup, WA 98373-3722

West Virginia

9520 Mall Rd Westover/Morgantown, WV 26501-8524


701 Se Wyoming Blvd Casper, WY 82609-4213

List of Kmart Store Closings


2821 East Main St Russellville, AR 72801-9801


215 W Hanford/Armona Rd Lemoore, CA 93245-2302

1351 E Hatch Rd Modesto, CA 95351-5010

375 E Alessandro Blvd Riverside, CA 92508-2463

3247 W Noble Ave Visalia, CA 93277-1841

912 County Line Rd Delano, CA 93215-3823

2530 S Euclid Ave Ontario, CA 91762-6619

3968-A Missouri Flat Road Placerville, CA 95667-5240


900 N W 76 Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606-6747

12350 Sw 8Th Street Miami, FL 33184-1510 (Goodwill)


400 Crosstown Road Peachtree City, GA 30269-2915

6239 Turner Lake Road Covington, GA 30014-2064


3701 Broadway St Quincy, IL 62301-3721 (Ruby Tuesday)

4210 N Harlem Ave Norridge, IL 60706-1277

5000 23Rd Ave Moline, IL 61265-4599


430 W Ridge Rd Griffith, IN 46319-1095 (El Centro Mall)

723 3rd Ave Jasper, IN 47546-3639


2803 E Kanesville Blvd Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1004

1111 N 2nd Cherokee, IA 51012-1287

2307 Superior Webster City, IA 50595-3165


400 South Broadway Salina, KS 67401-4005

7836 State Ave Kansas City, KS 66112-2417


600 C W Stevens Blvd Grayson, KY 41143-1190

Northridge S/C Us Hwy 127 Russell Springs, KY 42642-4559


7000 Veterans Memorial Metairie, LA 70003-4497


417 Main Street Madawaska, ME 04756-1197


835 Solomons Island Rd N Prince Frederick, MD 20678-3912

6163 Oxon Hill Road Oxon Hill, MD 20745-3108


06600 M-66 North Charlevoix, MI 49720-9505

1025 M-24 Lake Orion, MI 48360-1429


2901-5 N Belt Hwy St. Joseph, MO 64506-2006

7100 NW Prairie View Rd Kansas City, MO 64151-1630 (Zeller Auto Repair)

1 Flower Valley Shp Ctr Florissant, MO 63033-1644

New Jersey

779 Delsea Dr N Glassboro, NJ 08028-1435

New York

987 Route 6 Mahopac, NY 10541-1709

8363 Lewiston Road Batavia, NY 14020-1236

2590 Military Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1506

349 Orchard Park Rd West Seneca, NY 14224-2634

93 West Campbell Rd Schenectady, NY 12306-6800

North Carolina

1530 East Broad Street Statesville, NC 28625-4302

4500 Western Blvd Raleigh, NC 27606-1814 (Choice Auto Repair)

1001 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28806-3643


15891 State Rt 170 East Liverpool, OH 43920-9633

17840 Bagley Rd Middleburg Heights, OH 44130-3401


3955 S W Murray Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005-2316 (Glowing Greens LLC)


720 Clairton Blvd/Rte 51 Pleasant Hills, PA 15236-4517

528 W Plank Road Altoona, PA 16602-2802

1502 South Fourth St Allentown, PA 18103-4949 (Floreff LLC & Nathan & Alison LLC)

1000 Nutt Rd Phoenixville, PA 19460-2200

1170 Mae Street Hummelstown, PA 17036-9185

100 Tarentum Rd New Kensington, PA 15068-4670

1180 Walnut Bottom Rd Carlisle, PA 17013-9160

3205 Lincoln Hwy Thorndale, PA 19372-1012

111 Hulst Dr, Ste 722 Matamoras, PA 18336-2115

South Carolina

129 West Butler Avenue Mauldin, SC 29662-2534 (Mauldin at Butler LLC)

2302 Cherry Rd Rock Hill, SC 29732-2165


6909 Maynardville Pike Ne Knoxville, TN 37918-5325


6364 Springfield Plaza Springfield, VA 22150-3431

118 Waller Mill Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185-2946 (New Oriental Crafts LLC)

2712 W Main St Waynesboro, VA 22980-1618


1001 E Sunset Drive Bellingham, WA 98226-3510

West Virginia

1701 4Th Ave W Charleston, WV 25387-2415


4000 East 2nd Street Casper, WY 82609-2385

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