The Sears store at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, one of the anchor stores when the mall east of Greensburg opened in 1977, will be shuttered in March, one of 80 closures announced Friday as the once-mighty nationwide retail chain faces liquidation.
The company, which also owns Kmart, has since announced plans to close more than 260 of its roughly 700 remaining stores within the next few months, according to a CNBC report .
The department store operator told employees Thursday that it plans to shut another round of Kmart and Sears stores next year, in addition to those that are already in the process of going dark. When Sears filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 15, it was still operating a little under 700 stores. At that time, the company said it would close 142 unprofitable stores. In November, it announced the closure of 40 additional stores.