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Sears Store At Eastland Mall To Close

Eric Stock
Eastland Mall is losing another anchor store as Sears has announced plans to close in November.

BLOOMINGTON – Sears has announced it is closing its store at Eastland Mall and 45 other locations across the country.

The closing is another blow to Eastland Mall which has already lost anchor stores JC Penney and Macy’s while Bergner’s is in the process of closing.

Kohl’s would remain the mall’s only anchor store.

Sears issued a statement that it is closing the unprofitable stores in November as part of an effort to “streamline Sears Holdings’ operations, strengthen our capital position and focus on our best stores.”

Sears said eligible employees will receive severance and will be able to apply for open positions at other Kmart or Sears stores.

Messages left with Eastland Mall’s owner, CBL Properties, have not been returned.

Here's a list of all of Sears' most recent closings

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Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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