By this April, the Sears at the Ocean County Mall will be closed.

The company announced the closure of over 60 stores across the country, after closing over 300 last year.

Liquidation sales at the store will begin January 12th, and the automotive center will close by late January.

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Sears has been an anchor store in the Ocean County Mall since it opened in 1976 and will leave over 100,00 square feet of space to fill.

What would you like to see take over the location?

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