Hot off the heels of Sears closing a store in Brandon, Manitoba, Sears has announced that the Saers Home store at 1450 Ellice Ave. will close on March 12, 2017.
The 33 employees can apply for jobs at the remaining Sears or take a separation package. Given the precarious position of the department store across Canada and with the former parent Sears in the U.S., it will be a tough decision for many.
The mall area north of Polo Park where Sears Home is located saw the opening of Jollibee. The insane traffic though hasn’t seem to have helped Sears in the least turn things around.
The Sears at CF Polo Park Mall and three other stores in the city will remain open. But the market
continues to wonder how long the company will continue in such a decline.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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