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Store Closing signs on the Sears store at the Glenbrook Square Mall in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Fort Wayne's Last Sears Store

In August, 2018, Sears announced that they were closing their store at Glebrook Square Mall in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This store, which was one of Glenbrook's original stores when the mall opened in 1966, is the last Sears store in Fort Wayne. The other one, located at Southtown Mall, closed in 2002, shortly before Southtown was closed and demolished.

Sears is one of the oldest companies in the United States, and was once the largest retailer. In recent years, the dying company has been closing stores at a rapid pace. They've been unable to weather competition from discounters like Walmart and online stores.

It is a shame to see Sears in this condition. My family shopped there all the time when I was young. I still have some Sears Craftsman tools that my father bought for me when I was younger, and he still has some he bought in the 1970s. They were great tools, but sears moved production to China several years ago and we quit buying.


Update: The store closed for good on November 24, 2018. The building was demolished at the end of August, 2019.




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