Maine stores spared in latest round of Sears, Kmart closings
Sears Holdings, the suburban Chicago-based entity that controls Sears and Kmart, has spared its stores in Maine from closing after announcing this morning it would close 72 additional stores.
On Thursday, the company released a list of stores targeted for closure in early September. A Sears Holdings spokesman said the number of employees affected by the closures is not available.
The Sears store at the Bangor Mall in April was one of 100 Sears and Kmart stores hit by an earlier round of closures announced by Sears Holdings in January. It closed in mid-April. However, the Sears Auto Center at the Bangor Mall remains open.
Last year, Sears Holdings closed a Sears on Whitten Road in Augusta and a Kmart in Bangor.
Sears still has stores at the Maine Mall in South Portland, at Cook’s Corner in Brunswick, and in Farmington and Caribou. Kmart has locations at the Auburn Mall, Augusta Plaza, Elm Plaza in Waterville and in Madawaska.
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