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Cherry Road Kmart closed, Rock Hill Sears closing at the end of January

Closing Rock Hill stores draw Black Friday crowds

Shoppers flocked to Rock Hill, South Carolina, Kmart and Sears stores Thursday and Friday to take advantage of liquidation sales before the retail giants close.
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Shoppers flocked to Rock Hill, South Carolina, Kmart and Sears stores Thursday and Friday to take advantage of liquidation sales before the retail giants close.

Cherry Road’s Kmart has locked its doors to most customers, with just a few light fixtures and shelves left to sell. The Sears on Dave Lyle Boulevard is set to follow by the end of January.

Sears Holdings announced the closing of the Rock Hill Kmart and 140 Sears and Kmart stores in October. The announcement said the stores would be closed “near the end of the year.”

The Kmart’s doors are now locked and most of the floor is empty, but employees are still selling off light fixtures and shelving units.

The Kmart site has been sold to a Charlotte-based apartment and self-storage group, Madison Capital, for $6 million.

The closing of the Dave Lyle Boulevard Sears at Rock Hill Galleria was announced in November. The store was originally set to be closed in February, according to Sears Holdings. A store employee told The Herald the store will close Jan. 20.

Sears is selling merchandise at sale prices and the sales floor continues to empty at the Galleria mall store.

Sears has been an anchor store at Galleria since the mall opened in 1991.

The nearest remaining Sears stores after the Rock Hill closing will be an outlet in Charlotte and a showroom in Huntersville, N.C.

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Hannah Smoot reports on money and power for The Herald, covering York, Lancaster and Chester counties. She has been a reporter at The Herald since June 2017. Contact Hannah at 803-329-4068, hgsmoot@heraldonline.com or follow her on Twitter @hgsmoot.

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