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Kmart in Martinez to close

Posted: July 2, 2012 - 11:22am  |  Updated: July 2, 2012 - 4:53pm

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Kmart on Washington Road is closing, according to Sears Holding Co.

Kmart on Washington Road closing LaTina Emerson July 2, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Copyright 2012 The Augusta Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Local Kmart store manager Michael Sosby confirmed the store at 3830 Washington Road in Martinez is closing, but said that he was not permitted to provide details.

The location is one of eight Kmart stores nationwide that Sears Holding Co. announced will close. The list also includes a store in Athens.

The total number of employees at Kmart stores varies, but a typical store has 40 to 80 associates. The closings and liquidation dates will vary by location and store format, according to Sears Holding Co.’s Web site.

The stores are among many Kmart retail stores across the country to close their doors. In February, Sears Holding announced that it was closing 12 Kmart stores nationwide, in addition to three Sears and Grand Essentials stores. In December 2011, Sears Holding reported that it would close 39 Kmart stores and 42 Sears and Grand Essentials stores.

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