Houston-area Sears stores to close at Deerbrook, Willowbrook malls

Sears in the Deerbrook Mall is set to close in April. The Sears in the Willowbrook Mall will also close. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Sears in the Deerbrook Mall is set to close in April. The Sears in the Willowbrook Mall will also close. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Sears in the Deerbrook Mall is set to close in April. The Sears in the Willowbrook Mall will also close. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Sears is set to close anchor stores in two Houston-area malls in the next two months, mall officials confirmed. The Sears locations that are closing are in the Deerbrook Mall at 20131 Hwy. 59, Humble, and the Willowbrook Mall at 7925 FM 1960 W., Houston.

Deerbrook Mall General Manager Carlos Limontes said he was notified of the closure in early February, and the out-of-business sales began Feb. 6. Because Transformco, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, owns the land parcel and the building in the Deerbrook Mall, Limontes said the mall does not have much control over what business will replace the home appliances store.

However, he said he is hopeful the company will redevelop the 147,000-square-foot space into something new.

"The possibilities are really exciting when you have an anchor decide to close," Limontes said. "It's good real estate, if you think about it, with its proximity to [FM] 1960 and visibility."

Willowbrook Mall General Manager Sandy LaClave said the store manager confirmed that the Sears store in the mall will close in April. She said the mall parcel is also owned by Transformco.


The closures came after Transformco announced in a Nov. 7 news release that it intended to close 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart across the nation by February. The November list did not include the stores at Deerbrook or Willowbrook malls. Transformco Public Relations Director Larry Costello declined to comment on or confirm the closures Feb. 12.
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By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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