Three West Virginia Kmart stores closing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Three West Virginia Kmart stores soon will be closed.

Kmart stores located in Huntington, St. Albans and Clarksburg will close in early April of this year, a spokesperson with Sears Holdings confirmed. The closings are a continuation of Sears Holdings’ strategic assessment of the productivity of the Kmart and Sears store, a news release from the corporation said.

The West Virginia stores are among a total 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores that will close between early March and April. There were no Sears closures announced for West Virginia.

The Kmart stores in West Virginia are located at 56536 U.S. Route 60 E in Huntington; 102 Emily Drive in Clarksburg; and 1477 MacCorkle Ave. in St. Albans.

Sears Holdings is closing some unprofitable stores as it transforms its business model to one where its physical store footprint and digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of its members, the release said.

The number of associates impacted was not available. The majority of the jobs affected are part-time positions.

“Eligible associates will receive severance and will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores,” Larry Costello, spokesperson for Kmart, said.

Liquidation sales will begin as early as Jan. 12 for the stores.

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