Sears closing its last Chicago store

Sears closing its last Chicago store
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The Six Corners Sears store in Chicago

Illinois-based Sears announced the closure of its last Chicago store, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The company, based in Chicago suburb Hoffman Estates, informed employees at the Six Corners store in the Portage Park neighborhood that it plans to close the store in mid-July, the Tribune report said.

WLS-TV reported the store opened on Oct. 20, 1938. The Tribune reported the store was built for $1 million.

Sears moved its headquarters to Chicago from Minnesota in 1887. The retailer opened the Sears Tower as its corporate base in 1973, USA Today reported.

The company released a statement, reported by USA Today, about the closing.

“Although we are disappointed by this last store closure in Chicago, by no means does this change our commitment to our customers and presence to Chicago’s residents,” the statement said.

The liquidation sale begins April 27.