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No Connecticut Closures for Sears, Kmart - Yet

Company announces 100-120 Kmarts and Sears stores will close. Seventy-nine of the locations have been revealed.

Update at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 30

Sears Holdings Corp on Thursday identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close, with the list split almost evenly between the two chains, Reuters reported.

There are no Connecticut Sears stores on the list.

Original Story

Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores after poor sales during the holidays, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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Sears Holdings (SHLD) said it has yet to determine which stores will close but said it will post the list on http://searsmedia.com. Sears would not discuss how many, if any, jobs would be cut, the AP reported.

In Connecticut, there are Sears stores in Meriden, Manchester, Putnam, Waterford, West Hartford, Milford, and Waterbury, according to the Sears website.

Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) December 28, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Still no news on whether Milford's Kmart and Sears will be among the stores to be shuttered. Would these retailers be missed?
Starla December 28, 2011 at 03:51 PM
If either is on the chopping block, close the KMart store. I sure won't miss it. I don't even know anyone who shops there.
Richard Platt December 28, 2011 at 04:47 PM
If either one has to go, I also would prefer that it be the Kmart. We like to order Land's End stuff, and Sears is where we can pick it up.
John Pasnau December 28, 2011 at 08:38 PM
I like the Sears but never shop at the KMart. It is a dump.
RONALD M GOLDWYN December 29, 2011 at 02:01 PM
May I interject with one word on this subject. When Sears acquired the K-Mart chain and a number of Kmart stores closed the Milford store survived the cut because this store pays the landlord a very cheap rent. When that lease expires will determine if that store survives. As for Sears, I go back to the days of Sears Roebuck and Company and remember my first Christmas present which was a watercolor paint set. I pulled out the pink color paint and started to chew it thinking it was bubble gum. I still have their last published editions of the Sears Catalog as a momento. I also hope whey remain here in Milford only the $ trail will tell.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) December 30, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Update: Sears Holdings Corp. has identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close. There are no Connecticut Sears stores on the list.
arkay October 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
The Kmart center is a disgrace to the town. Replace it with a Big Y.

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