Sears closing 3 ‘non-profitable’ metro Atlanta stores

Sears Holdings says it will close 48 Sears locations this year.

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Sears Holdings says it will close 48 Sears locations this year.

Sears Holdings is closing 48 Sears stores and 15 Kmart stores nationwide, including three in metro Atlanta.

The stores have all been deemed “non-profitable,” according to a Thursday news release.

The metro Atlanta stores are located at Northlake Mall in DeKalb, Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth and Southlake Mall in Morrow.

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Liquidation sales for the stores will begin as early as June 14, but shoppers should check with their store of choice to find out specific timelines. The stores are expected to be fully closed by early September.

Each closing metro Atlanta store also has a Sears Auto Center. All of the auto centers in Georgia will close in late July, according to a company press release.

In addition to the 63 stores in 30 states, nine other stores are being “evaluated further” to determine if they will be closed or continue operating, the company said. Sears Holdings announced a first-quarter loss of $424 million on May 30.


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