Sears to close five KMART stores in California


Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation.

Those closures include five stores in California. 

The iconic retailer, once the nation’s largest department store chain, set a deadline of Friday for bids for its remaining stores to avert closing down completely.

The retailer that began out as a mail order catalog in the 1880s has been in a slow death spiral, hobbled by the Great Recession and then overwhelmed by rivals both down the street and across the internet.

The 80 stores are due to close by March. That’s in addition to 182 stores already slated for closure, including 142 by the end of 2108 and 40 by February. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, saying at the time it would close more than 20 percent of all stores, keeping open only its 500 most profitable locations.

Sears Holdings Corp., which also runs Kmart, joins the list of retail brands taken over by hedge funds that collapsed under the weight of debt forced upon them.

Under hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, Sears has bought time by spinning off stores and putting on the block the brands that had grown synonymous with the company, such as Craftsman. The company’s chairman and biggest shareholder, Lampert loaned out his own money and put together deals to keep the company afloat and to turn whatever profit he could for ESL hedge fund. Lampert and ESL have been trying to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock.

But no official bid appeared to have emerged as of 4 p.m. E.T. Friday. Sears declined to comment.

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  • Sears*, 2050 Southgate Rd, Colorado Spgs, CO
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  • Sears*, 1321 N Columbia Center Blvd Suite 455, Kennewick, WA
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  • *Sears Auto Center at the property set to close in late January



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