Sears At The Avenues Mall Will Close By Mid-December

Sep 10, 2019

Transform Holdco LLC, parent company of Sears and Kmart, will close its Sears at The Avenues mall by mid-December, spokesman Larry Costello said Monday. 

“After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Sears store in Jacksonville, Florida,” Costello told WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Liquidation sales are expected to start in mid-September.

Sears is an original tenant at The Avenues, which opened in 1990.

In early August, Transform Holdco announced it would close 26 stores nationwide, 21 of which were Sears stores. The other five were Kmart locations.

The Avenues store is part of a new round of closures.

Costello said Sears would not release a full list of the latest closures.  USA Today reported almost 100 stores are in this round.

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice about layoffs was not filed with the state as of late afternoon Monday.

In Northeast Florida, Sears also operates a department store at the Orange Park Mall in Clay County; a Sears Appliance Outlet is open on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin; and in St. Augustine, a Sears Hometown Store, which is a locally owned and operated version of Sears.

An expanded version of this story is at JaxDailyRecord.com.

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