Latest Sears, Kmart Stores Closing List: Is Your Sears, Kmart Store Closing in March?

Sears is in risk of closing all stores for good. Sears, in bankruptcy, faces a December 28 deadline with the courts for bids on purchasing its assets. But already the company is closing an additional 80 stores, according to a report today. Is your neighborhood Sears or Kmart store on the latest closing list? Mike Blake/Reuters

As bankrupt Sears approaches a deadline for bids from suitors who may want to save the company or pick up pieces in liquidation, the company is escalating its demise by closing 80 more Sears and Kmart stores in March, according to CNBC. Stores will be closing from California to New York (see the complete list below to learn if your neighborhood Sears or Kmart store is on the list) with liquidation sales beginning in two weeks, according to the report.

It's still possible all Sears and Kmart stores may close if a buyer does not present a bid to save the company. For now, though, employees apparently learned today that 80 more Sears and Kmart stores will be closing soon in states across the country, including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Florida, Tennessee and more. See the complete updated Sears and Kmart stores closing list below (according to CNBC).

Latest Sears/Kmart Stores Closings (close in March)

Kmart, 7055 East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona

Kmart, 2180 East Mariposa Road, Stockton, California

Kmart, 20777 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley, California

Kmart, 1000 San Fernando Road, Burbank, California

Kmart, 2875 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, California

Kmart, 2505 Bell Road, Auburn, California

Kmart, 295 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, Connecticut

Kmart, 200 Irwin NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Kmart, 6126 Highway 301, Ellenton, Florida

Kmart, 11 Sherwood Square, Peru, Indiana

Kmart, 2940 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, Louisiana

Kmart, 8980 Waltham Woods Road, Baltimore

Kmart, 201 Ninth Street SE, Rochester, Minnesota

Kmart, 155 Twin City Mall, Crystal City, Missouri

Kmart, 12057 Highway 49 Delmar Plaza, Gulfport, Mississippi

Kmart, 980 Brevard Road, Asheville, North Carolina

Kmart, 110 112 Bost Road, Morganton, North Carolina

Kmart, 4841 Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina

Kmart, 1900 S Washington Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Kmart, 1515 West 3 Road, Alliance, Nebraska

Kmart, 213 Highway 37 East, Toms River, New Jersey

Kmart, 1705 South Main Street, Roswell, New Mexico

Kmart, 308 Dix Avenue, Queensbury, New York

Kmart, 1020 Center Street, Grand Central Plaza, Horseheads, New York

Kmart, 121 Bolivar Road, Wellsville, New York

Kmart, 1251 State Route 29, Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, New York

Kmart, 7701 Broadview Road, Cleveland

Kmart, 620 Plaza Drive, Fostoria, Ohio

Kmart, 400 North East Circle Boulevard, Corvallis, Oregon

Kmart, 996 West View Park Drive, Pittsburgh

Kmart, 2873 West 26th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania

Kmart, 1143 Broad Street, Sumter, South Carolina

Kmart, 1111 E North Street, Rapid City, South Dakota

Kmart, 1805 E Stone Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee

Kmart, 217 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee

Kmart, 4110 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane, Washington

Kmart, 1450 Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Sears, 2050 Southgate Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sears, 1650 Briargate Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sears, 3201 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, Colorado

Sears, 1700 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida

Sears, 1500 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida

Sears, 347 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, Florida

Sears, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida

Sears, 9409 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 101, Port Richey, Florida

Sears, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville, Georgia

Sears, 4480 Sergeant Road, Sioux City, Iowa

Sears, 235 Saint Clair Square, Fairview Heights, Illinois

Sears, 7200 Harrison Avenue, Cherry Valley, Florida

Sears, 7700 East Kellogg Drive, Wichita, Kansas

Sears, 4400 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana

Sears, 2306 North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, Maryland

Sears, 5500 Harvey Street, Muskegon, Michigan

Sears, 27600 Novi Road, Novi, Michigan

Sears, 2000 North East Court, Bloomington, Minnesota

Sears, 1620 Guess Road, Durham, North Carolina

Sears, The Streets of Southpoint, Durham, North Carolina

Sears, 7424 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska

Sears, 6400 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sears, 3450 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Sears, 10 Miracle Mile Drive, Rochester, New York

Sears, 5053 Tuttle Crossing Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio

Sears, 1400 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio

Sears, 1475 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield, Ohio

Sears, 501 Medford Center, Medford, Oregon

Sears, 200 Park City Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Sears, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Sears, 5580 Goods Lane, Suite 1005, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Sears, 1000 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsvlle, Tennessee

Sears, 2021 North Highland Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee

Sears, 201 South Plano Road, Richardson, Texas

Sears, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas

Sears, 851 North Central Expressway, Plano, Texas

Sears, 6001 West Waco Drive, Waco, Texas

Sears, 7701 I-40 West Suite 400, Amarillo, Texas

Sears, 2100 South W.S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas

Sears, 3100 Highway 365, Port Arthur, Texas

Sears, 1531 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Sears, 1321 North Columbia Center Boulevard, Suite 455, Kennewick, Washington

Sears, 4301 West Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin

When Sears filed bankruptcy in October of this year, the retailer, once an American retail leader, had more than 700 stores. It has already closed or is in the process of closing more than 180 stores it had labeled unprofitable. Today's news that another 80 will close soon will leave Sears with fewer than 500 stores remaining if its able to survive bankruptcy and avoid complete liquidation.

We'll know in less than 24 hours if Sears has a chance to survive since the retailer faces a December 28 deadline with the courts for potential suitors to make an offer. Thus far, only its chairman, Eddie Lampert, has shown interest in a bid to keep Sears operating, saying he wants to pull together $4.6 billion to purchase and therefore save Sears—protecting the jobs of 50,000 workers and keeping many stores open.

Lampert was expected to encounter difficulty pulling together financing for his $4.6 billion proposal because most of the money would come from outside sources and Sears doesn't have much to offer in worthy collateral for that type of money beyond its name, leases and locations.

"The question is if there is anyone but Lampert or the employees who view Sears coming out of bankruptcy—rather than liquidation—as the better outcome," said Philip Emma, senior analyst with Debtwire and an expert in retail bankruptcies, according to CNN