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Livonia Sears store expected to close, only 2 locations will be left in Michigan

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 06:31:35-05

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) — A closing sign was posted outside of the Sears store in Livonia, located at 7 Mile and Middlebelt.

It is currently unknown how much longer the store will stay open for business.

Once the Livonia location closes, there will only be two Sears stores left in Michigan - one at Westland Mall and another one in Grandville, on the west side of the state.

Sears filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The 132-year-old company was struggling for several years and was drowning in debt.

Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota. Sears moved to Chicago in 1887, and he hired watchmaker Alvah Roebuck as his partner. The first Sears Roebuck catalog, which sold watches and jewelry, was printed in 1896.