Sears to close Fairview Heights location

Sears to close Fairview Heights location

The Delmar Plaza store in Orange Grove was on a list of 80 stores Sears Holdings released Friday morning, saying those retailers will close in late March.

Liquidation sales at the stores are expected to begin in two weeks, the company said in a statement.

Sumter's Kmart, 1143 Broad St., is the only South Carolina-based store in the newest closure announcement. That's in addition to 182 stores already slated for closure, including 142 by the end of 2018 and 40 by February.

After filing for bankruptcy on October 15, Sears executives have been scrambling to come up with cash to satisfy the bankruptcy court by a 4 p.m. December 28 deadline. Rushmore Mall lost Sears as an anchor store in April. The Sears Auto Center at the location will also be closing in January.

- Sears announced it would close an additional 80 stores, including three in the Bay Area, as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The company says this is part of a transformation and financial restructuring.

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Lampert put forward a $4.6 billion proposal to buy the company out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund, ESL Investments, on December 6.

Lampert, who is still the company's chairman, proposed buying the struggling retailer in full for $4.6 billion through his hedge fund ESL Investments - including 500 Sears and Kmart stores, store inventory and other assets.

While Lampert has said he intends to make the bid, he has not formally filed one with the bankruptcy court.

Sears has suffered for years, as USA consumers increasingly turned their backs on brick-and-mortar stores.

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