FORSYTH - Yet another major retailer is closing its doors for good. The Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Forsyth will close in December.
Howard Riefs, Sears Director of Corporate Communications, confirmed the news to WAND News this morning.
The store will begin its liquidation sale September 26. Store closures, according to Riefs, are part of a "series of actions" being taken to reduce expenses and to accelerate the transformation of the Sears business model.
The store and auto center have a combined 45 employees. Those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores. Sears will soon become the second anchor store Hickory Point Mall has lost in the last year. J.C. Penney closed in May. Forsyth Mayor Marilyn Johnson told WAND News she is sad to see Sears go. But she added she's "hopeful" that mall management is on top of it.