Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sears To Close Sodo Location

It has been announced that Sears will pull out of it's Sodo (South Downtown) location this year.  Radio reports said that it was the oldest continuous operating store in existence, however, I was unable to find anything to back that up.  The historic building is located at 76 S Lander Street and has been a visible but quiet landmark of the area once named for being south of the dome.  The building also houses the world headquarters for Starbuck's, which moved to the location in 1997 and put it's logo on the tower. 
Once the nations top retailer, Sears has struggled in recent years and has lost market share to online retailers and brick and mortar competitors like Target and Costco.

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