One thing you can count on from the mainstream media every holiday season is a headline expressing awe that there are some Sears stores still in existence and speculation that this year could finally be the last holiday season for Sears. And yet, here we are again in 2022 where many Americans can still walk … Continue reading Sears on Black Friday in 2022
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include the typically owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As we noted … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
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The Sears in Lincoln Park, Michigan opened in 1957 and was an iconic staple of this greater Detroit Suburb. The shopping center plaza was even the site of an election campaign rally for then President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The Sears was surrounded by numerous stores in the larger shopping center. However, after years of … Continue reading (Abandoned) Sears, Lincoln Park Shopping Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan.
Brostocks has extensively covered the demise of Sears by tracking the number of stores remaining and visiting individual locations and providing video. But the Sears name and sign still hangs in over 40 states but maybe not in the way you'll recall from your childhood. The vast majority of states have what are called Sears … Continue reading How many Sears Hometown stores are left?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-wLgbpwgQY Update: scroll to the bottom for our updated 2022 visit video! Better quality shot, but not much has changed in the store... The Sears in the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland is one of less than 30 remaining Sears stores. It is also the last Sears store in the state of Maryland. … Continue reading Sears, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, Maryland.
UPDATE: Since publishing, it's been announced that this store will close in March 2022. Two years ago, we checked in on two Sears stores around Christmas in 2019. We skipped last year but we are back at it this year. The difficulty, first, is to find a Sears store. As we have documented, there are … Continue reading Sears at Christmas in 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWGHP4t7PU A video with some footage of our April 2021 visit to Sears in Greensboro, NC. This piece is the second in our series from visiting various remaining open Sears locations across the United States. We started with Frederick, Maryland and now we go south. The Sears at the Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina … Continue reading Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.
To put it simply, the American retail icon Sears has had by all metrics a terrible decade. Their last profitable year was 2010. The store count has nearly vanished and the below chart from Business Insider is shocking, but not too surprising to see. They also spun off or sold their most valuable assets, the … Continue reading Sears at Christmas in 2019