About $134 million in debt is due Monday. Lampert, who manages the hedge fund, could pay the bill and keep the company afloat as he has done in the past, but in previous blog posts, he has said he plans to look at alternatives to keep Sears valuable for investors.
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Sears still has 900 stores, but has announced round after round of store closures in recent years. Most recently, the company announced plans to shutter 46 stores, including the store at the Dayton Mall in November. It also announced that it would close the Mall at Fairfield Commons store shortly after in December.
A Sears store in Springfield remains open.
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