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Plattsburgh Kmart to close in April

Plattsburgh Kmart to close in April

While the Greater Lehigh Valley took some hits during Sears Holdings Inc.'s earlier closings of Kmart stores, it seems to have been spared in the latest round of closures.

The company announced that 64 Kmart stores will be closing across the county, including a store in our area.

The move comes in addition to closing about 250 stores announced previous year.

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Business Insider reported the company's sales are down 45 percent since early 2013. All 103 local Sears and Kmarts, including the Ocala and Bellview locations, will shutter by May. Six years ago, the company had 3,510 stores.

PLATTSBURGH | The Kmart on Center Drive in Plattsburgh is among the stores marked for closure by the retail chain.

But the Bellingham and Burlington Macy's stores and the Bellingham Kmart are safe for now.

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That is in addition to the 63 stores that will close at the end of January.

A Sears Holdings spokesman did not detail how many employees would be impacted.

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