Kmart closing second to last store in Dayton area

The Kmart at 4480 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek is set to close in mid-July and will begin a liquidation sale on April 27, a spokesman for the retailer’s corporate parent, Sears Holdings Corp., confirmed Thursday.

The store closing will leave just one remaining Kmart location in the Dayton area on Woodman Drive in Riverside.

The company previously announced it will close 42 Sears stores and 108 Kmart stores in the early months of 2017 as it continues to struggle financially.

“We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced,” Howard Riefs, a company spokesman, said in a statement.

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The number of workers affected by the store closing in Beavercreek was not released. Eligible sales associates will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores, the company said.

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In addition to the Beavercreek store, other Ohio locations closing include:

• KMART: 1500 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio

• KMART: 185 Upper River Road, Gallipolis, Ohio

• KMART: 1005 East Columbus St., Kenton, Ohio

• KMART: 225 West Avenue, New Boston, Ohio

• KMART: I-70 & Mall Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio

• KMART: 3515 N. Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio

• KMART: 1284 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

• SEARS: 2000 Brittain Road, Akron, Ohio

• SEARS: 1075 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe, Ohio

• SEARS: 1701 River Valley Circle S, Lancaster, Ohio

• SEARS: Richmond Mall, Richmond Heights, Ohio

Other chain retailers including Macy’s and The Limited have also closed locations across Ohio. Experts expect the closings to continue in 2017 as retailers bring in less revenue through brick-and-mortar stores.

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