Long-standing Houston Sears location to close

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An iconic business in the Houston landscape will close, Sears has just announced.

Houston's Midtown Sears located at 4201 Main Street will close to the public in late January 2018. It remains open to customers until then, with the store beginning a liquidation sale on Friday, November 10.

In a statement, Sears called the decision a difficult but necessary one. "We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced."

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The company did not disclose how many employees will be impacted, but said eligible associates will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other area stores.

The Houston Main Street Sears was the first Sears store in Houston and the first store in Houston to have an elevator, according to the company's website.

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