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Which Sears Stores Are Closing? Here's the Full List as Sears Files for Bankruptcy

Money Staff

The long-predicted Sears bankruptcy is finally here. On Monday, Sears Holdings announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure the company and save the troubled retailer from oblivion.

Shoppers can expect more Sears store closures, as well as liquidation sales, in brick-and-mortar locations around the country: Sears, which owns its flagship brand and Kmart, says it will be closing an additional 142 stores by the end of the year.

Which Sears Stores Are Closing?

The company has announced so many different store closures and liquidation sales in 2018 that it’s been difficult to keep an official Sears store closing list.

Early in 2018, Sears Holdings said that it would close 166 stores this year. In May, the company said it had identified 100 more unprofitable stores in the U.S. and would close 72 of them in the near future. Sears then tweaked those plans and said it would shut down “only” 63 locations, including 48 Sears store closures and 15 Kmart store closures. Yet another list was released at the end of August — this one announcing liquidation sales at 46 Sears stores, starting immediately.

On Monday Sears announced it will be closing an additional 142 stores by the end of the year. Since originally publishing this story, we have updated it with a full list of the new store closures below.

How many Sears stores are there now, and how many will still be in business by the end of 2018? It’s hard to keep an accurate tally. According to Business Insider, there were 866 Kmart and Sears stores still open as of September 13, down from nearly 2,000 stores five years ago.

When Do Sears Liquidation Sales Start? Are There Good Deals?

Sears liquidation sales are already well underway at dozens of stores around the country. Liquidation sales are expected to be completed at 46 stores by the end of November 2018.

As for the 142 new store closures announced this week, Sears says, “Liquidation sales at these stores are expected to begin shortly.”

Shoppers should be warned, however, that these stores aren’t overflowing with amazing deals. In general, shoppers can expect decent to mediocre discounting at Sears stores set to be closed, with some excellent bargains mixed in here and there. Like we saw with the liquidation sales at Toys “R” Us stores earlier this year, retailers tend to offer small markdowns at the start of store liquidation sales, and then ramp up discounts as the weeks go by.

At one Sears store liquidation sale a MONEY staffer visited recently, most clothes and shoes were 50% off regular prices. Tools were more likely to see discounts of 10% to 20% off, while most lawn mowers, snow blowers, home appliances, and other big-ticket items were discounted at roughly 30% to 40%.

These are decent discounts, but it’s hard to tell what constitutes a true deal because regular prices at Sears and other department stores are so inflated nowadays. In many cases, the Sears liquidation sale prices are along the lines of what shoppers have seen regularly in weekly circulars and special sales events. In one study from 2015, analysts said that the average discounts on Black Friday at Kmart and Sears were 50% and 42%, respectively.

The one major upside at Sears liquidation sales is that absolutely everything in stores is marked down. Whereas with weekly sales and even events like Black Friday, shoppers have to sift through full-price merchandise to find the deals, Sears liquidation sales feature across-the-board discounts on all items — and even the store fixtures are on sale.

So if there’s something you’ve been wanting to buy at Sears or Kmart — Craftsman tools, Kenmore appliances, Levi’s jeans, Timberland boots, and so on — now’s the time to check out the liquidation sale if there’s a store closing in your area. You’re guaranteed to get a discount, if not a rock-bottom price.

Full List of New Sears Store Closures

According to USA Today, Sears Holdings’ court filings this week announced that the following Kmart and Sears stores are set to close in 2018, with liquidation sales starting very soon:


Sears, 1001 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden


Sears, 2250 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista

Sears, 3150 S 4Th Ave, Yuma

Sears, 6515 E Southern Ave, Mesa/East

Sears, 7611 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix-Desert Sky

Sears, 3177 Chandler Village Dr, Chandler


Kmart, 2821 East Main St, Russellville


Kmart, 215 W Hanford/Armona Rd, Lemoore

Kmart, 1351 E Hatch Rd, Modesto

Kmart, 375 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside

Kmart, 3247 W Noble Ave, Visalia

Kmart, 912 County Line Rd, Delano

Kmart, 2530 S Euclid Ave, Ontario

Kmart, 3968-A Missouri Flat Road, Placerville

Sears, 1700 Stoneridge Dr, Pleasanton

Sears, 100 Santa Rosa Plz, Santa Rosa

Sears, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa

Sears, 1011 W Olive Ave, Merced

Sears, 5901 Florin Rd, Florin

Sears, 3751 S Dogwood Ave, El Centro

Sears, 100 Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto

Sears, 100 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos

Sears, 1401 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello

Sears, 3001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield


Sears, 10785 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood

Sears, 7001 S University Blvd, Centennial


Sears, 1201 Boston Post Rd Sp 2095, Milford

Sears, 850 Hartford Tnpk, Waterford


Kmart, 900 N W 76 Boulevard, Gainesville

Kmart, 12350 Sw 8th Street, Miami

Sears, 733 N Highway 231, Panama City

Sears, 300 Mary Esther Blvd, Mry Est/Ft Wltn Bch

Sears, 1050 S Babcock St, Melbourne

Sears, 3800 Us Highway 98 N Ste 500, Lakeland

Sears, 303 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W, Bradenton

Sears, 3100 Sw College Rd Ste 300, Ocala


Kmart, 400 Crosstown Road, Peachtree City

Kmart, 6239 Turner Lake Road, Covington


Sears, 460 N Milwaukee St, Boise


Kmart, 3701 Broadway St, Quincy

Kmart, 4210 N Harlem Ave, Norridge

Kmart, 5000 23Rd Ave, Moline

Sears, 3340 Mall Loop Dr, Joliet


Kmart, 430 W Ridge Rd, Griffith

Kmart, 723 3rd Ave, Jasper

Sears, 1251 US Highway 31 N, Greenwood

Sears, 6780 W Washington St, Indianapolis

Sears, 3401 S Us Highway 41, Terre Haute


Kmart, 2803 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs

Kmart, 1111 N 2nd, Cherokee

Kmart, 2307 Superior, Webster City


Kmart, 400 South Broadway, Salina

Kmart, 7836 State Ave, Kansas City


Kmart, 600 C W Stevens Blvd, Grayson

Kmart, Northridge S/C Us Hwy 127, Russell Springs

Sears, 4807 Outer Loop, Louisville-Okolona

Sears, 2625 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green


Kmart, 7000 Veterans Memorial, Metairie


Kmart, 417 Main Street, Madawaska


Kmart, 835 Solomons Island Rd N, Prince Frederick

Kmart, 6163 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill

Sears, 15700 Emerald Way, Bowie

Sears, 400 N Center St, Westminster

Sears, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia


Sears, 1235 Worcester Rd, Natick


Kmart, 06600 M-66, North Charlevoix

Kmart, 1025 M-24, Lake Orion

Sears, 900 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor

Sears, 2100 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park


Sears, 425 Rice St, St. Paul

Sears, 12431 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka


Kmart, 2901-5 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph

Kmart, 7100 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City

Kmart, 1 Flower Valley Shp Ctr, Florissant


Sears, 1245 W Warm Springs Rd, Henderson

New Hampshire

Sears, 50 Fox Run Rd Ste 74, Portsmouth

New Jersey

Kmart, 779 Delsea Dr, N Glassboro

Sears, 1500 Highway 35, Middletown

Sears, 1750 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford

New Mexico

Sears, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE Ste 700, Coronado

New York

Kmart, 987 Route 6, Mahopac

Kmart, 8363 Lewiston Road, Batavia

Kmart, 2590 Military Rd, Niagara Falls

Kmart, 349 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca

Kmart, 93 West Campbell Rd, Schenectady

Sears, 75 W Route 59 Ste 100, Nanuet

Sears, 1111 Franklin Ave, Garden City

Sears, 600 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Hts

Sears, Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd, Lakewood

North Carolina

Kmart, 1530 East Broad Street, Statesville

Kmart, 4500 Western Blvd, Raleigh

Kmart, 1001 Patton Ave, Asheville

Sears, 703 N Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro

Sears, 400 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville

Sears, 11033 Carolina Place Pkwy, Pineville


Kmart, 15891 State Rt 170 East, Liverpool

Kmart, 17840 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights

Sears, 5320 Youngstown Rd, Niles


Sears, 6929 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa Woodland Hls

Sears, 9800 SW Washington Square Rd, Washington Sq

Sears, 3201 W Main St, Norman


Kmart, 3955 S W Murray Blvd, Beaverton

Sears, 827 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem (Lancaster)


Kmart, 720 Clairton Blvd/Rte 51, Pleasant Hills

Kmart, 528 W Plank Road, Altoona

Kmart, 1502 South Fourth St, Allentown

Kmart, 1000 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville

Kmart, 1170 Mae Street, Hummelstown

Kmart, 100 Tarentum Rd, New Kensington

Kmart, 1180 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle

Kmart, 3205 Lincoln Hwy, Thorndale

Kmart, 111 Hulst Dr, Ste 722, Matamoras

Sears, 880 Butler Street, Pittsburgh

Sears, 5522 Shaffer Rd Ste 129, Dubois

Sears, 100 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem/ Crnwls Hts

Sears, 2300 E Lincoln Hwy, Langhrn /Oxford Vly

South Carolina

Kmart, 129 West Butler Avenue, Mauldin

Kmart, 2302 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill


Kmart, 6909 Maynardville Pike NE, Knoxville

Sears, 7600H Kingston Pike, West Town

Sears, 2800 N Germantown Prkway, Cordova

Sears, 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville

Sears, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga


Sears, 7508 N Navarro St, Victoria

Sears, 2901 S Capitol Of Texas Hwy, Austin/Barton Creek

Sears, 3450 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Southwest Ctr

Sears, 2501 Irving Mall, Irving

Sears, 6301 NW Loop 410, Ingram

Sears, 1000 E 41st, Austin

Sears, 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock

Sears, 2002 S Expy 83, Harlingen

Sears, 2605 Preston Rd, Frisco


Kmart, 6364 Springfield Plaza, Springfield

Kmart, 118 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg

Kmart, 2712 W Main St, Waynesboro

Sears, 100 Newmarket Fair Mall, Hampton


Kmart, 1001 E Sunset Drive, Bellingham

Sears, 3500 S Meridian Ste, 900 Puyallup

West Virginia

Kmart, 1701 4Th Ave W, Charleston

Sears, 9520 Mall Rd, Westover/Morgantown


Kmart, 4000 East 2nd Street, Casper

Sears, 701 SE Wyoming Blvd, Casper