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The shopping district in Upper Darby, PA is losing more than their Sears store. In addition, Marshall’s is closing January 14th (but being replaced with Ross); the Turf Club has already closed and left a large empty building and Fashion Choice Jewelry is closing. The vacant Sears store will leave two large empty buildings in the shopping district.
Sears has been a fixture and an anchor store in the Upper Darby shopping district for 30 years. We here inPottstown can feel your pain. Sears has been around Pottstown far longer.
The main reason for the closing is the economy (poor performance). Since 2008 sales at Sears in Upper Darby have dropped 50 percent. I would say the Pottstown Sears store is in the same boat. Compared to Boscov’s and Kohl’s the Sears store is empty. I could barely shop in Boscov’s last week because it was so crowded.
Sears employees losing their jobs can apply for positions in other stores, take severance, if they qualify, or be furloughed.