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2 additional Michigan Kmart stores to close this year

Sears Holdings announces 43 more store closures

1962: The first Kmart store opens in Garden City, Michigan. A total of 18 Kmart stores would open that year and the chain is now the the third-largest discount store chain in the world, behind Walmart and Target. The Garden City store, seen here
1962: The first Kmart store opens in Garden City, Michigan. A total of 18 Kmart stores would open that year and the chain is now the the third-largest discount store chain in the world, behind Walmart and Target. The Garden City store, seen here (PeRshGo via Wikimedia Commons)

DETROIT – Sears Holdings announced 43 more store closures on Friday, including two Michigan Kmart stores.

The new batch of closings include 35 Kmart stores and eight Sears stores nationally.

Sears/Kmart closures now total more than 300 this year.

ALSO SEE: Here are the stores closing, opening in Michigan this year

The two latest Kmart closures in Michigan are:

  • 801 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI

  • 1290 N Monroe Street, Monroe, MI

"We have fought hard for many years to return unprofitable stores to a competitive position and to preserve jobs and, as a result, we had to absorb corresponding losses in the process," Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said in a blog post.

"So, it is obvious that we don’t make decisions to close stores lightly. Our efforts have been, and will continue to be, fact-based, thoughtful and disciplined, with the goal of making Sears Holdings more relevant and more competitive for our members and other constituents."

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