County Sears, Kmart Future Uncertain After Company Closes 63 Locations Nationwide

LAKEWOOD – Sears and Kmart in Chautauqua County will remain open for now, after their company announced Thursday they will close 48 Sears and 15 Kmart’s nationwide.
The stores closing were selected from a list of 100 non-profitable locations that Sears said it had identified for closure “in the near future.”
The company did say, however, a small group of stores were pulled from the list for further evaluation.
The Town of Ellicott lost Sams Club earlier this year, a big blow to their tax base, according to Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin.
Both local stores’  fate remains cloudy as Sears did not specify if the two stores would be in the next sweep.