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This map shows where Sears is closing stores next

John W. Schoen | Lauren Hirsch | Lauren Thomas 6 months ago
This map shows where Sears is closing stores next

The company said liquidation sales at the 40 locations set to close in February will start late next week. The accompanying Sears Auto stores will also be shut, according to the company.

The closures at malls and shopping centers are piling up with Bon-Ton, Toys R Us and other major retailers also recently going bankrupt and shutting stores. Mattress Firm is, meanwhile, planning to shut more than 200 locations across the country, as retailers like Barnes & Noble, Gap and Lowe's work to trim their bricks-and-mortar footprints.

Mall owners have said they see the Sears closures as an opportunity to bring in more profitable tenants, though renovations will take time and money.