Sears plans to shutter its location at The Avenues mall


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The parent company of Sears expects to shutter the department store's location at The Avenues mall this winter, according to a company spokesperson.

Spokesperson Larry Costello told News4Jax on Tuesday that the store plans to begin liquidating its inventory this month with the closure anticipated to happen midway through December.

"After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Sears store in Jacksonville, Florida," Costello said in a statement provided to News4Jax.

News of the closure comes a month after parent company Transform Holdco signaled that it would close 21 Sears locations in October. Jacksonville was not included on that list.

Though a USA TODAY report estimates roughly 100 more stores could close in December, the company has not identified the locations on the chopping block.