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Cross County Shopping Center Owners 'Surprised' To Hear News Of Anchor Sears Store Closure

The Sears store at the Cross County Shopping Center is closing.
The Sears store at the Cross County Shopping Center is closing. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

The news that the Sears store at the Cross County Shopping Center plans to close next month came as a surprise to the owners of the center, after inquiries from Daily Voice.

“While we were surprised to hear news about our particular location closing, Sears has been in the news about closures for a while now," said James Stifel and Craig Deitelzweig, EVPs Brooks Shopping Centers, LLC, owners of Cross County Shopping Center. "Retail demand is strong here and their departure will create an opportunity to re-lease that same space to a concept that will continue to drive traffic, more shopper interest, and more sales."

The store opened at the mall in 1987 and served as one its main anchors since.

The shopping center's Sears store management told center officials that media was not allowed on the property and that they had no comment about the upcoming closure, said Liz Pollack, senior manager of Marketing for the center. 

Corporate Sears officials said shoppers can expect sales to begin by Thursday, June 6, with a full closure sometime in late July. 

Sears declined to say how many employees would be affected by the closure and a search of the state Workforce Adjustment Notification site failed to find a notice of closure to the state. 

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 

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