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See the full list of Sears and Kmart store closings here.

The Sears at 5900 W. Glades Road is shuttering as part of a nationwide downsizing that's closing 39 Sears stores and 64 Kmart stores, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday.

In the NY area, the Sears located in Hicksville, on Long Island, is expected to close, as well as one in Toms River, New Jersey. Several popular retail stores have shut down multiple locations in the past year, including JCPenney, Rue 21 and Macy's.

Eligible employees will receive a severance package and have the chance to apply for open positions at other Kmart and Sears stores, the company said. The associated Sears Auto Center will close in late January.

In 2006, the company operated more than 3,000 locations in US and a few hundred in Canada.

Eighty percent of Americans are now shopping online, leaving some brick-and-mortar chains struggling to keep up.

Sears Holdings, once the largest retailer in the United States, said at the end of October that it operated 1,104 stores, almost half the 2,019 stores it ran in 2012. But the troubled retailer has multimillions in loan payments due next year, which is one of the reasons it made yesterday's list of retailers who could file for bankruptcy in 2018. The Sanford Sears Hometown Store, located at 2534 Lee Ave., is not among the list of locations set to close, according to a news release issued by Sears Holdings.


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