Sears store to close at Virginia Center Commons mall
Chesterfield Towne Center location will be retailer’s last in Richmond region
The Sears store at Virginia Center Commons mall is one of 40 Sears and Kmart stores that will close in February, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday.
The closures are part of the retailer’s efforts to restructure.
The Illinois-based company informed employees at the affected stores of the closures Thursday morning.
Liquidation sales at the stores will begin next week. Sears Auto Stores also will be closing.
The closure of the Sears in northern Henrico County will leave the store at Chesterfield Towne Center as the only Sears location left in the Richmond area.
Sears Holdings, the parent company of the Sears and Kmart retail chains, closed the Richmond region’s last Kmart last fall.
It closed a Sears in Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights in January and closed a Sears in Regency mall in Henrico in September 2017.
Of the 40 stores being closed, 11 are Kmart locations and the rest are Sears. There are no others in Virginia closing.
These store closings are in addition to previously announced closures of 142 unprofitable stores expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month as a last-ditch effort to save the American retailing icon.
The Sears at Virginia Center Commons at 10101 Brook Road is one of the mall’s anchor tenants. Sears owns the 117,000-square-foot store and the 15,000-square-foot auto center, both of which opened in February 1995.
The Sears at Virginia Center Commons in Henrico County is one of the shopping mall’s anchor tenants. The retailer’s parent company is closing 40 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring effort.