The last Sears store in the Lehigh Valley is closing for good

Marco Green
November 8, 2019

A total of 96 more store closings were announced by the parent company of Sears and Kmart on Thursday. Going out of business sales are expected to begin on December 2.

The closures will leave the company with 182 Kmart and Sears stores across the country.

Sears Holdings Corporation was purchased by Transformco in February 2019.

Following the closures in Warren and Waterford, there will only be one Kmart store in MI, located in Marshal. The company plans to continue to evaluate the store footprint.

At one point Kmart had 134 locations in MI.

It was just announced the Kmart in Waterford will be closing its doors.

Owners and third-party investor recently infused the company with $250 million, but the company statement did not expand on plans for the new capital. Since then, Transformco has faced a hard retail environment, along with other challenges, the company said in a press release Thursday. These assets include Innovel, which provides logistics solutions to businesses and consumers, Sears Home Services as well as Shop Your Way® and financial services, and our Kenmore® and DieHard brands.

The Valley has a Sears Auto Center in Walnutport with a Kmart, according to an online store locator.

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