Several Kmart and Sears stores will close by the end of the year.
Weeks after the announcement that 26 Sears and Kmart locations would close in October, an undisclosed number of additional stores faces a similar fate in December.
While the company's officials did not release an official list of places that closed, news outlets across the country this week reported that their local stores were closing. A list was posted on the website www.thelayoff.com.
"After careful review, we have made the difficult decision to close Kmart stores in Wayne, Trenton, Wall and Somers Point," TransformCo. said it in a statement sent to Asbury Park Press, part of the United States TODAY Network, about four closures in New Jersey. "We encourage customers to continue shopping at Kmart.com for all their product needs."
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In February, former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert signed a last-minute deal to buy Sears assets out of bankruptcy and keep about 400 stores open under a new unit, Transform Holdco, also known as Transformco.
Lampert, who waived the CEO when the company filed for bankruptcy, was the company's largest shareholder and creditor at the time of bankruptcy.
At the beginning of August, when the company announced the October closures, the company said several closures were path One opportunity.
"Following these steps, we will continue to evaluate our network of Sears and Kmart stores and cannot exclude further store closures in the short term," the company's statement of August 6 states. "Our goal is to restore the company to profitability and preserve as many jobs as possible in the communities we serve."
As of August 7, the company's spokesman Larry Costello said that 380 locations remained open.
"As we continue our transformation work, we work closely with our stakeholders and evaluate our network of stores, operations and business strategy to stabilize the business and support a long-term path to profitable success," Transformco said in a statement to USA TODAY Friday .
The closing dates may vary. Most are expected to close in December.
- Pueblo Kmart: 3415 N Elizabeth St
Connecticut  Watertown Kmart: 595 Straits Tpke  Delaware
- Bear Kmart: 301 Governor Place Bear
- Wilmington Kmart: 4700 Limestone Road
- Miami Kmart: 3825 7th Street NW
- Vero Beach Kmart: 1501 US 1
- Bridgeview Kmart: 7325 W 79th St
- Somers Point Kmart: 250 New Road Rte 9
- Trenton Kmart: 1061 Whitehorse Avenue
- Wall Kmart: 1825 Highway 35
- Wayne Kmart: 1020 Hamburg Turnpike
- Clinton: 2501 Redwheat Drive
- Chambersburg Kmart: 1005 Wayne Ave
- Clifton Heights Kmart: 713 E Baltimore Pike
- Doylestown Kmart: 4377 PA-313
- Easton Kmart: 320 S 25th St.
- Holmes Kmart: 600 MacDade Blvd
- Leechburg Kmart: 451 Hyde Park Road
- New Castle Kmart: 2652 Ellwood Road
- Shillington Kmart: 1 Parkside Ave.
- Towanda Kmart: 328 Ennis Lane
- Walnutport Kmart: 400 N Best Ave
- Washington Sears: 1500 W Chestnut St
- Aguadilla Kmart: Road 2 Km 126.5
- Bayamon Sears: 1455 Carr.2
- Carolina Kmart: 65th Infantry Ave.
- Cayey Kmart: Ave Jesus T Pinero 4
- Trujillo Alto Kmart: 200 Carr 181
- Yauco Kmart: 601 Yauco Plaza
- Greenville Kmart: 1 Kmart Plaza
- Lexington Kmart: 748 W Main St
- West Columbia: 1500 Charleston Hwy
Tennessee  Utah
- St. George: 745 S Bluff Street
- Chesapeake Kmart: 2001 S Military Hwy  Tabb Kmart: 5007 Victory Blvd
- Mauston Kmart: 800 North Union
- Racine Kmart: 5141 Douglas Ave.
- Ripon Kmart: 1200 West Fond Du La
- Waupaca Kmart: 830 W Fulton St.
More closures: Know of a Sears or Kmart closing in December not on this list? Email the information to email@example.com.
Contributor: Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record; Liz Shepard, Port Huron Times Herald; David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press
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