C’ville Kmart set to close in January
by Matt Shinall
Oct 18, 2012 | 2514 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville Kmart employees were notified Wednesday that the 435 E. Main St. location will close in January.

Chris Brathwaite, a spokesman for Kmart parent company Sears Holdings, confirmed the closure.

“The store is slated to close late January. It will be open for the holidays,” Brathwaite said. “We have 74 associates there. Most of those are part time.”

Those eligible will receive severance, and open positions at other area stores may be available for some employees.

Specifics were not given for the decision. When asked about the reasoning behind the closure, Brathwaite said, “We made a business decision not to renew the lease.”

Store closing sales are to begin Nov. 11.