The Sears Hometown Store, located at 1404 Old Aberdeen Road in front of Leigh Mall, will reportedly close its doors later this year. The store opened in December 2012. Photo by: India Yarborough/Dispatch Staff
June 19, 2018 10:50:21 AM
The Sears Hometown Store, located at 1404 Old Aberdeen Road in front of Leigh Mall, will reportedly close its doors later this year.
The Columbus Sears store website and Facebook page both posted advertisements announcing a liquidation sale due to the upcoming store closure. The sale will continue through July 23. An exact closure date has not been released.
Sears in Columbus opened in December 2012, according to previous Dispatch reports. As a Hometown Store, it is independently owned and operated, according to a spokesperson with Sears Corporation.
Joe Wallace owns the franchise for the Columbus store. He did not return multiple calls and messages from The Dispatch seeking comment.
His son, Dean Wallace, who is the manager of Sears, declined to comment.
According to a representative from Lowndes County Tax Assessor's Office, the store was leasing the building from Leigh Mall.
The Dispatch contacted a corporate Sears representative who declined to comment on any store closures.
Sears announced on May 31 of this year that 48 of its other stores will close by this September. This list of stores set for closure only included one store in Mississippi, which was the Hattiesburg location in Turtle Creek Mall.
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