Grand Junction Sears store to close

Published: Aug. 22, 2018 at 7:18 PM MDT
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Sears Holdings announced Wednesday the Grand Junction Mesa Mall Sears location is among 46 unprofitable stores that will be closing in November.

"We continue to evaluate our network of stores, which is a critical component to our integrated retail transformation, and will make further adjustments as needed," the parent company of Sears said in a statement.

The announcement from the struggling retailer comes as another one of Mesa Mall's anchor stores, Herberger's, is in the final days of a closeout sale after parent company Bon-Ton Inc. went bankrupt. A third anchor store has not been permanently filled since Sports Authority went bankrupt in 2016.

More than 500 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide have closed, or are in the process of shutting down, since 2017 alone. The Grand Junction Kmart store on North Avenue closed in early 2017.

Liquidation sales will begin as early as August 30, the company said in their statement. Eligible associates will receive severance and will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Kmart or Sears stores.