Last week brought the big news that Sears Holdings would be closing 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores around the country following a dismal year of stagnant or declining sales. But as we discover today, the dismally sad downtown Oakland Sears store, with some of the most depressing window displays ever seen on the planet, remains safe from closure for now.
So, too, does the San Leandro Kmart Oakland's Kmart shuttered during the company's last reshuffling in the early aughts.
The closings list, which Sears released last week, isn't yet complete however, with only 80 of the 100 to 120 closures announced. So, there's still a chance for Oakland to sneak on there.