West Hartford Sears Store Closing

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2012, photo, a Sears store is shown in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. is announcing Thursday, April 21, 2016, that it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2012, photo, a Sears store is shown in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. is announcing Thursday, April 21, 2016, that it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Sears and Sears Auto Center in West Hartford will close in January of 2017. Until then the stores will continue to stay open and serve customers. The store will begin a liquidation sale on November 11th.

The Sears store and Auto Center was recently sold to Seritage Growth Partners. As part of the agreement, Sears Holdings leases the store from the Seritage. Under this agreement, Seritage contractually has the right to recapture the space occupied by the store and Sears Auto Center locations. And they decided to take over the space.

We don’t know how many employees work at those two stores. But we’re told associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.

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