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Ellisville K-Mart Staying Put For Now

So far the Crestwood Sears is the only metro St. Louis store among the planned closures of Sears, K-mart and Lands' End locations nationwide.

Although is not scheduled to close, the same can't be said for , another store owned by Sears Holdings Corpration, which is shutting down more than 100 locations nationally due to increased expenses and underperforming sales.

The Sears Holdings Corporation announced 70 stores officially marked for closure, including the Crestwood Sears, and plans to announce an additional 30 to 50 stores soon, according to the company. Sears Holdings Corp also heads K-Mart, Lands' End and The Great Indoors.

While Sears has not yet announced how many employees will be impacted by the closure, typical stores employ between 40 and 80 people.

The only other Missouri store listed is the Grand Essentials in Lee’s Summit outside of Kansas City, according to the list.

Sears has not announced plans for the three other local Sears stores in South County Center, Chesterfield Mall and Mid Rivers Mall.

Julie Belzer December 30, 2011 at 06:43 PM
I can't believe that Kmart is still there! It's always out of stock on common items, and the place is a mess. It should be closed. Bring in a WalMart.
Jackie Johnson December 30, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Be aware Julie, if Walmart comes in they will destroy your community. Any of the privately owned shops in the area will be undercut in their pricing until they can no longer stay in business.
Debbie in Ballwin December 30, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Walmart is a dirty looking store I think, with cheap quality merchandise. Jackie is right, when Walmart comes to a town it doesn't take long for that town to become a ghost town. Where do think prices will go when Walmart is the only retailer in town?
Chase Castle December 30, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Related to the above discussion/s, in case you missed it earlier this month: http://patch.com/A-pjSv

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