Sears closing 39 stores in early 2018, including North Austin location

The North Austin store is one of 39 that Sears Holdings Corp. is closing in early 2018.

The North Austin store is one of 39 that Sears Holdings Corp. is closing in early 2018.

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Sears Holdings Corp. announced Jan. 4 it is closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores, including a Sears location in North Austin.

The store at 12625 N. I‐35, Austin, is slated to close in late January and is one of only three Texas stores closing. The company stated it plans to "close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members," according to the announcement.

Last summer, AMC Theatre announced it will be opening a 1,000-seat theater inside part of the Sears store in 2018.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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