Eddie Lampert's reign of terror against Sears continued today when the chain announced the closing of their very last store in Chicago:
Sears, founded in Chicago and facing mounting troubles, is closing its last store in the city.
Employees at the store at Six Corners in the Old Irving Park neighborhood were told of the closure Thursday morning, spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email. The store will close in mid-July after a liquidation sale set to begin April 27. The Sears Auto Center will close in mid-May.
The store was one of 265 properties sold to Seritage Growth Properties in a 2015 sale-leaseback deal.
“For more than 120 years, Sears has called Illinois home and that is not changing,” Riefs said. “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.”
Of course it doesn't change their commitment to Chicago; they haven't had one since 2005.
Howard, Eddie: I'm thinking of a phrase that ends with "...and the horse you rode in on."