2 Kmart Stores, 1 Sears Store Closing In Colorado

By: KKTV/AP
By: KKTV/AP

Kmart stores in Broomfield and Glenwood Springs are closing, along with a Sears store in Longmont.

The three stores are on a preliminary list released Thursday by Sears Holding Corp.

So far, it looks like no Southern Colorado Sears or Kmart will be closed.

A total of 79 stores nationwide were included on the initial list. After sales were down over the holidays, the retailer announced Tuesday it would close up to 120 stores.

The 125-year-old company hasn't said when they will close.

A spokeswoman for the company says each store employs between 40 and 80 people.

Sears and Kmart merged in 2005. The company now has about 3,560 stores in the U.S.


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  • by Tom Location: COS on Jan 1, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    Wait a minute! Didn't our economists just tell us the Christmas sales were incredible or at least above last years? Hmmm....
  • by today Location: cs on Dec 30, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    Sears is going the way of Montgomery Wards. Either evolve, or become extinct. Neither stores changed for 40 years.
  • by Anonymous Location: C.S. on Dec 30, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    I agree with you, but I also might add that Kmart/Sears employees aren't much different than any employees in most stores now days. I feel lack of customer service skills are due inpart to the new work force. Youth today interact better with video games than with people.
  • by J-Me Location: Rockrimmon on Dec 30, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Well, I LOVE Kmart and Sears, and it would be a TRAGEDY if we didn't have at least one of each in the Springs! (True, both entities could benefit greatly from the extreme remodeling of all their stores, but that's about it!)
  • by Willy on Dec 29, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    KMart = Came Apart
  • by Bev Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 29, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Tried really hard to buy a washing machine at Sears at the Kmart store. Even told the guy I wanted to buy it but he was so busy changing the signs on all the merchandise, that I gave up and left. Bought ssomewhere else. Staff is the key - will make or break.
  • by Niko Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    I have to agree with Jacob. Sears used to have great customer service. Now the sales people can't locate parts right in front of their eyes. Then, if you have to have the part shipped in, the cost of shipping is more than the part is worth. Years ago, my Dad used to buy ALL of his tools from Sears. Now, I'd never buy hardware or appliances there.
  • by Mike Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    Other news reports say that 75 of the closings will be in small Sears-owned specialty stores that sell batteries or hardware...not such earth shattering news after all.
  • by Steve Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    What? No bailout? Thousands of people out of work and the Democrats aren't going to offer a bailout?
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      by today on Dec 30, 2011 at 07:58 AM in reply to Steve
      It was Bush's idea to bailout Wall St., you political hack.
  • by Jacob Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    I am not surprised by this announcement. I recently bought a new refridgerator from Sears and it was a terrible expreience. None of the employees have any product knowlegde at all. Calling in to Sears customer service was a joke as well. I have always liked Craftsman tools. The employees all look like they just woke up and you can never get one to assist you with questions. Its too bad to see a company like Sears being run so poorly. There is absolutley no dress code for employees at Sears.
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