Sears at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach is set to close

Sears at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, Florida.
Sears at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, Florida.

Sears, an anchor store at the Indian River Mall, is expected to close in late October of 2019 as the retail company closes more than 20 more stores.

Sears Holdings Corporation is expected to begin liquidation sales before the October closure.

A Sears spokesperson told Sebastian Daily that the Sears Auto Center would be closing in August.

Other Sears closings in October 2019:

  • Alabama
    Birmingham: 2500 Riverchase Galleria
  • California
    Antioch: Somersville Road
  • Colorado
    Littleton: 8501 W Bowles Ave.
  • Florida
    Vero Beach: 6200 20th St.
    Sebring: 901 US 27 N
  • Georgia
    Athens: 3700 Atlanta Hwy Ste 270
  • Illinois
    Bloomingdale: 5 Stratford Square
  • Indiana
    Merrillville: 2300 Southlake Mall
    Mishawaka: 6501 Grape Rd Us 23
  • Maryland
    Baltimore: 6901 Security Sq Blvd.
  • Michigan
    Portage: 6780 S Westnedge Ave.
    Saginaw: 4900 Fashion Square Mall
  • Missouri
    Independence: 18777 E 39th St.
    St. Peters: 3 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
    Cape Girardeau: 330 Siemers Drive
  • Ohio
    Mansfield: 600 Richland Mall
  • Texas
    Hurst: 1101 Melbourne Rd.
    Texas City:10000 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
  • Virginia
    Roanoke: 4812 Valley View Blvd. NE
  • Washington
    Spokane: 4700 N Division St.
  • West Virginia
    Barboursville: 100 Huntington Mall Road

Sears decided to do away with their Vero Beach location after facing several challenges and what they call a “generally weak” retail environment.

The company is expected to accelerate the expansion of smaller store formats, which include their Home & Life and Sears Hometown brands.

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