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Kmart, Sears closing additional stores by the end of the year. Is your location closing?

Kmart, Sears closing additional stores by the end of the year. Is your location closing?

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAYPublished 12:05 a.m. ET Aug. 31, 2019 | Updated 6:59 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2019

More Kmart and Sears stores will close by the end of the year.

Weeks after announcing 26 Sears and Kmart locations would close in October, nearly 100 additional stores are facing a similar fate in December or sooner.

While company officials did not release an official list of the locations closing, news outlets across the nation reported this week about some of the closings and lists were posted on sites including www.thelayoff.com.

“After careful review, we have made the difficult decision to close the Kmart stores in Wayne, Trenton, Wall and Somers Point,” TransformCo. said in a statement sent to Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network, about four New Jersey closures. “We encourage customers to continue shopping on Kmart.com for all their product needs.”

Liquidation sales are expected to begin in mid-September.

In February, former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert struck a last-minute deal to buy Sears assets out of bankruptcy and keep about 400 stores open under a new entity,  Transform Holdco, also known as Transformco.

Lampert, who relinquished the CEO role when the company filed for bankruptcy, was the company’s largest shareholder and creditor at the time of the bankruptcy.

In early August when announcing the October closures, the company said more closings were still a possibility. 

“Following these steps, we will continue to evaluate our network of Sears and Kmart stores and cannot rule out additional store closures in the near term,” the company’s Aug. 6 statement said. “Our goal remains to return the company to profitability and preserve as many jobs as possible in the communities we serve.”

As of Aug. 7, company spokesman Larry Costello said about 380 locations remained open.

“As we continue our transformation efforts, we are working closely with our stakeholders, and evaluating our network of stores, operations and business strategy in order to stabilize the business and support a long-term path to profitable success,” Transformco said in a statement to USA TODAY Friday.

Dates of closures can vary. Most are expected to close in December.

California

Carlsbad Sears: 2561 El Camino Real

Eureka Sears: 3300 Broadway

Lakeport Kmart: 2019 S Main St.

North Hollywood Kmart: 13007 Sherman Way

Oakdale Kmart: 175 Maag Ave.

Salinas Kmart: 1050 N. Davis Rd.

Tehachapi Kmart: 710 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

Colorado

Aurora Sears: 14200 E Alameda Ave

Pueblo Kmart: 3415 N Elizabeth St.

Connecticut

Watertown Kmart: 595 Straits Turnpike

Delaware

Bear Kmart: 301 Governor Place

Wilmington Kmart: 4700 Limestone Road

Florida

Jacksonville Sears: 10302 Southside Blvd

Leesburg Sears: 10401 Us Highway 441

Miami Kmart: 3825 7th Street NW

Oviedo Sears: 1360 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd

Vero Beach Kmart: 1501 US 1

Idaho

Lewiston Kmart: 1815 21st St.

Twin Falls Kmart: 2258 Addison Ave E

Illinois

Bridgeview Kmart: 7325 W 79th St.

Indiana

Elwood Kmart: 1519 State Road 37

Kokomo Kmart: 705 N Dixon Rd

Richmond Kmart: 3150 National Rd W

Valparaiso Kmart: 2801 Calumet Ave

Kentucky

Erlanger Kmart: 3071 Dixie Hwy

Somerset Kmart: 420 East Highway 80

Maine

Auburn Kmart: 603 Center Street

Augusta Kmart: 58 Western Ave

Maryland

Gaithersburg Sears: 701 Russell Ave

Stevensville Kmart: 200 Kent Manor Drive

Massachusetts

Brockton Kmart: 2001 Main Street

Webster Kmart: 70 Worcester Road

Michigan

Belleville Kmart: 2095 Rawsonville Road

Clio Kmart: 4290 Vienna Road

Grayling Kmart: 2425 S.1-75 Business

Hastings Kmart: 802 W. State Street

Marine City Kmart: 6730 River Road

Menominee Kmart: 1101 7th Ave

Midland Kmart: 1820 S. Saginaw Road

Oscoda Kmart: 5719 N US-23

Minnesota

International Falls Kmart: 1606 MN-11

Saint Paul Kmart: 245 E Maryland Ave.

Montana

Kalispel Kmart: 2024 US-2 E

New Jersey

Somers Point Kmart: 250 New Road Rte 9

Trenton Kmart: 1061 Whitehorse Ave.

Wall Kmart: 1825 Highway 35

Wayne Kmart: 1020 Hamburg Turnpike

New Mexico

Las Cruces Sears: 700 S Telshor Blvd.

Santa Fe Kmart: 1712 St Michaels Drive

New York

Bath Kmart: 420 W Morris St

Buffalo Kmart: 1001 Hertel Ave

Mattydale Kmart: 2803 Brewerton Road

Yorktown Heights Kmart: 355 Downing Drive

North Carolina

Clemmons Kmart: 2455 Lewisville

Waynesville Kmart: 1209 Russ Ave.

North Dakota

Fargo Kmart: 2301 S University Drive

Ohio

Barberton Kmart: 241 Wooster Road North

Brunswick Kmart: 3301 Center Road

Cincinnati Sears: 4595 Eastgate Blvd.

Grove City Kmart: 2400 Stringtown Road

Harrison Kmart: 10560 Harrison Ave

Heath Sears: 771 S 30th St.

Oklahoma

Clinton Kmart: 2501 Redwheat Drive

Pennsylvania

Chambersburg Kmart: 1005 Wayne Ave

Clifton Heights Kmart: 713 E Baltimore Pike

Doylestown Kmart: 4377 PA-313

Easton Kmart: 320 S 25th St.

Elizabethtown Kmart: 1605 S Market St.

Holmes Kmart: 600 MacDade Blvd

Leechburg Kmart: 451 Hyde Park Road

New Castle Kmart: 2652 Ellwood Road

Shillington Kmart: 1 Parkside Ave.

Towanda Kmart: 328 Ennis Lane

Washington Sears: 1500 W Chestnut St

Puerto Rico

Aguadilla Kmart: Road 2 Km 126.5

Bayamon Sears: 1455 Carr.2

Carolina Kmart: 65th Infantry Ave.

Cayey Kmart: Ave Jesus T Pinero 4

Trujillo Alto Kmart: 200 Carr 181

Yauco Kmart: 601 Yauco Plaza

South Carolina

Greenville Kmart: 1 Kmart Plaza

Lexington Kmart: 748 W Main St

West Columbia Kmart: 1500 Charleston Hwy

Tennessee

Lebanon Kmart: 1443 W Main St

Texas

Corpus Christi Sears: 1305 Airline Road

Utah

St George Kmart: 745 S Bluff Street

Virginia

Chesapeake Kmart: 2001 S Military Hwy

Tabb Kmart: 5007 Victory Blvd

Washington

Aberdeen Sears: 1219 S Boone St.

Everett Sears: 1302 SE Everett Mall Way

West Virginia

Elkview Kmart: 201 Crossings Mall

Wisconsin

Mauston Kmart: 800 North Union

Racine Kmart: 5141 Douglas Ave.

Ripon Kmart: 1200 West Fond Du Lac St.

Previously announced closings

Here are additional closings recently announced in addition to the 21 Sears and five Kmart store closures announced Aug. 6. Closing dates vary.

Boca Raton, Florida Kmart: 1401 W Palmetto Park Rd.

Eureka, California Sears: 3300 Broadway

Farmingville, New York Kmart: 2280 North Ocean Ave

Silverdale, Washington Sears: 10315 Kitsap Mall Blvd. NW

Warsaw, Indiana Kmart: 3350 Lake City Hwy

Waupaca, Wisconsin Kmart: 830 W Fulton St.

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