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Oxmoor Center Sears to close

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Sears says it will be closing its store at Oxmoor Center early next year.

The retailer says the Oxmoor store will begin its liquidation sale on Oct. 27 and will close in mid-January.

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In a statement to WAVE 3 News, Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman, said the decision was "difficult, but necessary." 

The closing will be the second location in the Louisville area to shutter. In July, Sears announced the store in Clarksville, IN at Green Tree Mall would be closed.

"We all know that Sears has been struggling and earlier this year the store announced they would be closing stores in various locations in the country so it's not unexpected," Stephanie Cegielski, Vice President of Public Relations at International Council of Shopping Centers, said.

Cegielski said this isn’t an indication that mall business is declining.

“We've seen a steady growth over the last five-ten years and we're seeing that level off a little bit, so what is actually happening, instead of new malls being built, many are just are being renovated or redeveloped,” Cegielski said.

The remaining Sears retail store location in Louisville will be at Jefferson Mall on Outer Loop.

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