Sears to close more stores, two in Texas

Lo­ca­tions in El Paso and Longview to shut down; D -FW sites re­main open

The Dallas Morning News - - Front Page - By MARIA HALKIAS Staff Writer mhalkias@dal­las­news.com

Sears plans to close an­other batch of 40 stores, in­clud­ing two lo­ca­tions in Texas: in Longview Mall and Sun­land Park Mall in El Paso. Eight Sears mall stores in Dal­las­fort Worth re­main open.

Sears plans to close an­other batch of 40 stores, but not un­til af­ter Christ­mas.

Sears, which op­er­ates both its name­sake depart­ment stores and the Kmart dis­count chain, is try­ing to re­or­ga­nize in Chap­ter 11 bank­ruptcy and said last month that it will close 142 un­prof­itable stores.

The lat­est store group will close by Fe­bru­ary and two are in Texas: Longview Mall, which is also an­chored by J.C. Pen­ney and Dil­lard’s; and Sun­land Park Mall in El Paso, which also has two Dil­lard’s stores. Eight Sears mall stores in Dal­las-fort Worth re­main open.

Sears has been clos­ing stores for years. The most re­cent clos­ings in North Texas were this sum­mer: Lewisville Mu­sic City Mall, for­merly Vista Ridge Mall, Golden Tri­an­gle Mall in Den­ton and Ridg­mar Mall in Fort Worth.

The two-level Sears store in the Lewisville mall has been sold to Zion Mar­ket, a Korean gro­cer from Cal­i­for­nia. The com­pany plans to re­model the build­ing into a su­per­mar­ket and will rent space to ser­vices on the sec­ond level.

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