End of an era: Sears in El Centro among stores listed for closure by end of 2018

With Monday’s announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Sears Holdings, operator of Sears and Kmart retail stores, also came word that the Sears store at Imperial Valley Mall (shown here) will close by year’s end. The Sears store in Yuma is also on the chopping block. PHOTO TOM BODUS

EL CENTRO — After 13 years of business, the Sears located at Imperial Valley Mall, 3751 S. Dogwood Ave., is closing its doors permanently.

Employees were left reeling after Sears Holdings announced the decision Monday morning. Sears Holdings operates both Sears and Kmart.

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