|A sign in the Seven Corners Sears. [Freddy Ramirez]|
Signs in the store say all sales are final, no returns are allowed, and points may be redeemed on purchases.
Just last week several employees insisted the store was not closing, but it’s now expected to be included in a new round of closures to be announced soon by Sears’ parent company, Transformco. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Sears at Landmark is on the list, too.
The loss of Sears could hasten the redevelopment of the Seven Corners area. In 2014, a proposal for a 748-unit housing project on the Sears site faced stiff opposition from the community and was ultimately withdrawn for financial reasons.
In 2014 and 2015, there were dozens of community meetings as part of the effort to amend the county’s Comprehensive Plan to spur redevelopment in the area.