Presque Isle – Officials have announced that Sears in Presque Isle will be shutting its doors. Employees at the Aroostook Centre Mall location have been notified that the store will close mid-October. NewsSource 8 spoke with a store manager who was able to tell us that this closing will mean a loss of jobs for 58 employees. Corporate Communications Director for Sears Holdings says “Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model.” He says, “The store in Presque Isle has 58 employees. They will have an opportunity to apply for positions at other Kmart and Sears stores.”
Until the closing in Mid-October, the store and auto center will remain open for customers. The store will begin its liquidation sale on July 26.