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Homewood Kmart to Close By Year's End

A liquidation sale will begin Sept. 29.

Look out for deals during the liquidation sale, beginning Sept. 29.
Look out for deals during the liquidation sale, beginning Sept. 29.

Homewood Kmart's days are numbered. The super shopping center, located at 17550 Halsted St., is set to shut its doors for good by mid-December.

"The store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model," Sears Holdings Corporate Communications Director Howard Riefs said. "These actions will better enable us to focus our investments on serving our customers and members through integrated retail—at the store, online and in the home."

While Sears Holdings Corporation only just verified the store's plan to close, Homewood Community Development Director Paula Wallrich says the village has been anticipating this move for months now. According to her, the village has already been proactive in working with other developers who might be interested in the location.

The Homewood Kmart store currently employees 185 people. Riefs says workers will have the opportunity to apply for positions at other Kmart and Sears stores.

A store liquidation sale is set to begin Sept. 29.

Dan September 25, 2013 at 08:06 AM
anyone working and collecting welfare should be put in a wood chipper
LocalRez September 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Despite any real reasons you have to love the corp speak: "These actions will better enable us to focus our investments on serving our customers and members through integrated retail—at the store, online and in the home." so they think they need " integrated retail"? Hum, I think that was part of the reason the store didn't do well here. I guess the future for Chi-town kmart shoppers will be blue-light specials via twitter!
daniel fife October 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM
why is it closing?? it should have gotten business. why are there fewer Kmarts around Chicago, that should be a major market for them!!! Will Meijer replace this store?
DJ Morgan October 19, 2013 at 08:47 AM
Vote with your pocket books folks.....buy American if you want Americans to have jobs and help build the economy. Simple.
The Truth December 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM
ernie souchak, cfoam, dan, brian ahlemier, genvieve la chappek and brian dunian,, You all appear to be so proud our H-F and it's diversity. After a second read, of your comments, may be not. Tell "us" how you really feel. To bad the homes here are underwater and undervalued. brian ahlemier sound like you worked at K Mart

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