Lat­est clos­ing list in­cludes last Kmart in Chicago

Chicago Tribune - - BUSINESS - Staff re­port

Sears and Kmart an­nounced 40 more store clos­ings Thurs­day, telling em­ploy­ees the lo­ca­tions would shut down in Fe­bru­ary.

The lat­est round of clos­ings in­clude the last Kmart in Chicago, at 3443 W. Ad­di­son St. in the Avon­dale neigh­bor­hood, and a store in Spring­field.

Also slated to close is a Sears store in Mar­quette Mall in Michi­gan City, Ind. Liq­ui­da­tion sales at the stores are ex­pected to be­gin next week.

The clos­ing of the Avon­dale Kmart will leave Sears Hold­ings Corp. with­out a re­tail out­let in Chicago, its long­time home.

The last Sears store in the city, at Six Cor­ners, on the edge of the Portage Park neigh­bor­hood, closed in July.

The lat­est round of an­nounced clos­ings will fol­low those of 142 un­prof­itable Sears and Kmart stores that are ex­pected to be shut­tered by year’s end.

Sears Hold­ings Corp. filed Chap­ter 11 bank­ruptcy pro­tec­tion last month.

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