Kmart to close in April

The Kmart at 900 Or­tho­dox St. will close by late April, the dis­count re­tail­er’s par­ent, Sears Hold­ing Co., an­nounced last week. The com­pany also is shut­ter­ing its Cen­ter City store at 901-99 Mar­ket St. 

The stores will re­main open to cus­tom­ers, a com­pany spokes­man told the North­east Times in a Jan. 26 email. Li­quid­a­tion sales will be­gin Feb. 9.

“Store clos­ures are part of a series of ac­tions we’re tak­ing to re­duce on­go­ing ex­penses, ad­just our as­set base and ac­cel­er­ate the trans­form­a­tion of our busi­ness mod­el,” the spokes­man wrote.

The Or­tho­dox Street store has 169 em­ploy­ees, most of whom are part-time. ••

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