Posted: 12:11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Sears in Trotwood to close in January


Sears in Trotwood to close in January photo
Sears in Trotwood is seen Oct. 15, 2013. NATALIE JOVONOVICH/STAFF

By Kelli Wynn

Staff Writer


A longtime Dayton-area department store will be closing its doors next year.

Sears and its associated auto center, 5200 Salem Avenue, will be closing in mid-January, according to Howard Riefs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings.

Sears was once a main anchor store of the Salem Mall, which was demolished in 2006.

“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,” 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.”

Riefs also said the store’s 67 employees will have the opportunity to apply for positions at other Sears or Kmart locations.

The store will begin its liquidation sale on October 25.


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