Will the local area be impacted after Sears announced they will close another 72 stores this year?

The 72 new closures are on top of 180 locations already scheduled to close this year. Business Insider reports that 16 Sears’s locations, 49 Kmart’s and seven auto centers will be shut down by September.

The good news, if you like shopping at Sears and Kmart in the Hudson Valley, no local stores were part of the new list of closures.

Four New York Kmart locations will be closed, in Watertown, Cortland, Liverpool and Malone.

Over the past five years, Sears has closed nearly 900 stores.

The announcement continues a recent trend of retail stores closing their doors. Over the past year, Hudson Valley SearsMacy’s and Kmart locations were a part of closure announcements.

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