Sears to shutter three Missouri stores as part of bankruptcy plan

Sears Holdings filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shuttering 142 stores across the U.S. will bring the closure of three stores in Missouri and another in Kansas City, Kansas, USA Today reports.

The struggling retailer, which owns Sears and Kmart, outlined those plans in a court filing Monday, the same day it was due to make a $134 million debt payment.

The local stores slated to shut down are:

  • St. Joseph (2901-5 N Belt Highway)
  • Kansas City (7100 NW Prairie View Road – Zeller Auto Repair)
  • Florissant (1 Flower Valley Shop Center)
  • Kansas City, Kansas (7836 State Ave.)

The 142 closures announced Monday come in addition to 46 announced in August. Another Missouri location, in Cape Girardeau, is part of the previously announced round of closings.

Sears, once an iconic American retailer, will have 687 stores and about 70,000 employees after the latest round of cuts. That’s down from about 2,000 stores five years ago.

The company lists 37 locations across Missouri.


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