ralph lauren polo sweaters Sears in Charlottetown officially closed for merchandise sales on Monday
The Sears store in Charlottetown opened with ceremony on St. Patrick Day in 2005, with then premier Pat Binns and Mayor Clifford Lee on hand.
But the store final day for merchandise sales on Monday was announced much more quietly with a red Customers sign posted on the glass doors of the entrance.
thing we found since we moved here is there is far less variety in shopping than what we used to, he said. think it a bad thing for the overall shopping situation on the Island. parking lot was more than half full Monday afternoon. But except for a few racks of clothing and shoes, there wasn a lot of merchandise remaining. Even so,
customers were still making purchases and signs announcing discounts up to 80 per cent were on display.
The company was founded in 1952 as Simpson Sears and officially changed its name to Sears Canada in 1984.
The 108,000 square foot Charlottetown store avoided the first round of 59 store closures in Canada announced in June. In October, the company received court approval to liquidate its remaining 130 stores. It has been estimated that about 12,000 employees were still employed by the company in October.