Two local Kmart stores to close in December

(Courtesy: MGN Online)

(Courtesy: MGN Online)

MENTOR- A representative for Kmart has announced the closings of two local stores. The Kmart stores at 3801 Harmont Avenue NE in Canton and 9200 Mentor Avenue in Mentor will be closing in December.

Both locations will remain open to customers until mid-December and begin their liquidation sales on Thursday, September 22.

The representative said they have been strategically and aggressively evaluating the store space and productivity, and are accelerating the closing of unprofitable stores.

Back in April,  Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability.

Those 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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