Sears Holdings Corporation on Tuesday, December 27th announced that it will be closing 100 to 120 of its stores (including Sears and Kmart stores). In Ventura County there are Sears stores at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura and adjacent to the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. There are Kmart stores in Camarillo and Santa Paula.
Will these four stores be impacted?
Well today Sears announced the first 80 of these 100 to 120 store closings and...(drum roll)...whew, so far we are safe in Ventura County. The list at www.searsmedia.com includes 39 Kmart closings and 41 Sears/Grand and Essentials stores on this initial list. Only 3 California stores were on the list, including El Monte and two in San Diego.
So, local Sears and Kmart fans, you can keep shopping for the time being.