Sears in Georgetown is permanently closed

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Sears Hometown Store Georgetown closed permanently Jan. 22. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sears Hometown Store Georgetown closed permanently Jan. 22. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Sears Hometown Store at 900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 123, Georgetown, permanently closed Jan. 22. Customers are directed to contact the Sears Hometown Store in Temple at 1212 Marlandwood Road, Temple. 512-770-1221. www.sears.com
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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