After 50 years in business, the Sears store at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge will close its doors in mid-January, one of three Iowa stores being shuttered. Sears was one of the first stores to open in the mall in 1964.
The closing was announced Wednesday to its employees. Corporate officials at the Hoffman Esates, Illinois firm said the closing of the Fort Dodge Sears store is part of a series of closures across the country including the K-Mart stores in Ames and Clive. Sears has stores in 30 locations across Iowa.
A liquidation sale of the Fort Dodge store will begin later this month. The Fort Dodge Sears automotive center closed in September.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)