78 Kmart, Sears stores to close nationwide

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Ten Sears and 68 Kmart stores will close around the U.S. this summer, Sears Holdings said.

Thursday’s announcement comes after the company said in February that it would “accelerate” the closing of unprofitable stores, a news release posted on the Sears Holdings website stated.

The closures are based on historical and recent store performance, as well as when the lease is up.

“The decision to close stores is a difficult but necessary step as we take aggressive actions to strengthen our company, fund our transformation and restore Sears Holdings to profitability,” Edward S. Lampert, the chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings, said in the release.

Nearly all of the stores will shut down in late July, with the exception of two Kmart locations that will close in mid-September.

The closures are expected to “generate a meaningful level of cash” from the liquidation of store inventories, along with the sale or sublease of the real estate, the company said.

“Together with the over $1.2 billion in debt financing that Sears Holdings announced it had raised earlier this month to provide capital to execute its transformation and to meet its financial obligations, the company believes it has taken important steps toward its primary 2016 objective to restore profitability,” the release stated.

Eligible associates from the closing locations will receive severance. They will also be able to apply for other positions at nearby Kmart and Sears stores.

Here’s the full list of all Kmart and Sears locations that are closing:

Kmart and Super K Locations:

    • 5980 Chalkville Mountain, Birmingham, AL

 

    • 1101 Beltline Road, Decatur, AL

 

    • 230 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL

 

    • 450 Z Schillingers Road, Mobile, AL

 

    • 300 West Mariposa Road, Nogales, AZ

 

    • 2270 East El Monte Way, Dinuba, CA

 

    • 520 S Cherokee Lane, Lodi, CA

 

    • 1475 Hillman Street, Tulare, CA

 

    • 2785 Highway 46, Wasco, CA

 

    • 44 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT

 

    • 9600 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

 

    • 500 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL

 

    • 1809 Byron Butler Parkway, Perry, FL

 

    • 7050 S Pulaski, Chicago, IL

 

    • 2721 N Vermillion Street, Danville, IL

 

    • 1150 W Carl Sandburg Dr, Galesburg, IL

 

    • 17355 Torrence Ave, Lansing, IL

 

    • 2909 Court St, Pekin, IL

 

    • 3840 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL

 

    • 3216 E Third Street, Bloomington, IN

 

    • 3525 Grantline Rd, New Albany, IN

 

    • 1320 E 30th Ave, Hutchinson, KS

 

    • 1809 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY

 

    • 4025 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY

 

    • 3911 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY

 

    • 1581 US 68 South, Maysville, KY

 

    • 344 North Mayo Trail, Paintsville, KY

 

    • 2985 Cottingham Expwy, Pineville, LA

 

    • 10 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA

 

    • 8171 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI

 

    • 21111 Van Born Rd, Taylor, MI

 

    • 11978 St Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO

 

    • 1930 E Kearney Street, Springfield, MO

 

    • 118 Highway 72 West, Corinth, MS

 

    • 2424 Central Ave, Billings, MT

 

    • 804 N Broad Street, Brevard, NC

 

    • 3580 East Franklin, Gastonia, NC

 

    • 2750 Roberts Avenue, Lumberton, NC

 

    • 10500 Centrum Parkway, Pineville, NC

 

    • 720 Sutter Creek Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC

 

    • 3001 West 12th, Hastings, NE

 

    • 838 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

    • 3049 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY

 

    • 3315 N Ridge E, Ashtabula, OH

 

    • 1705 North Barron Street, Eaton, OH

 

    • 1825 North State Route 19, Fremont, OH

 

    • 2250 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH

 

    • 5350 Leavitt Road, Lorain, OH

 

    • 625 West Central Avenue, Springboro, OH

 

    • 2660 Constitution Blvd, Beaver Falls, PA

 

    • 8800 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

 

    • 3000 McIntyre Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA

 

    • 1775 S Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

 

    • 3045 Fifth Street Hwy, Reading, PA

 

    • 99 Matthews Drive, Uniontown, PA

 

    • 2209 West Dekalb, Camden, SC

 

    • 1000 18th St SW, Huron, SD

 

    • 2210 Broadway Avenue, Yankton, SD

 

    • 1802 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN

 

    • 945 McCammon Ave, Maryville, TN

 

    • 902 S Main Street, Sweetwater, TN

 

    • 11330 Montwood Dr, El Paso, TX

 

    • 1405 East Expressway 83, Mission, TX

 

    • 210 SE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX

 

    • 1055 East Draper Pkwy, Draper, UT

 

    • 610 West Price River Dr, Price, UT

 

    • 1442 W 90th South, West Jordan, UT

 

    • 1275 Bell Avenue, Hartford, WI

Sears Locations:

    • 700 Quintard Dr, Oxford, AL

 

    • 600 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR

 

    • 9501 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL

 

    • 5953 W Park Ave, Houma, LA

 

    • 6810 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI

 

    • 200 Medley Centre Parkway, Irondequoit, NY

 

    • 60 Smithfield Blvd, Plattsburgh, NY

 

    • 1377 Marion Waldo Rd, Marion, OH

 

    • 101 Clearview Cir, Butler, PA

 

    • 2500 W State St, New Castle, PA