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Kenosha Sears to close in the fall

Kenosha Sears to close in the fall
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 07, 2017

The Sears store in Kenosha will be one of 43 stores to close this fall, the company announced Friday.

Our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal reported the Illinois-based retailer said it’s closing eight Sears and 35 Kmart locations starting as soon as July 13.

In a blog post, Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said the closures are part of a strategy "to address losses from unprofitable stores and to reduce the square footage of other stores because many of them are simply too big for our current needs."

The Kenosha store is expected to close in October, and will close the Sears Auto Center later this month.

The Kenosha Sears is the only Wisconsin store on this latest list of closures, but the struggling store in Southridge Mall, along with Kmarts in West Allis, Racine, Platteville, La Crosse and Medford could be in jeopardy.