ShareThis Page

North Versailles Kmart slated to shutter as Sears announces 40 more closures

| Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

Sears Holding Corp. announced the closure of another 40 stores.

The company posted the announcement Thursday on its website, listing the 40 stores, including another Pittsburgh-area closure in February.

The Kmart on Lincoln Highway in North Versailles is slated to close.

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 15. The company, which listed $11.3 billion in debt when it filed, has struggled with antiquated stores and customer service complaints.

Now, it remains unclear whether a smaller version of the company — which once dominated American retail — can emerge from bankruptcy as a viable business. Sears, which had 4,000 stores in 2012, will be left with less than 500 after the closures announced Thursday are completed early next year.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me