The liquidation sales have started at the Avenue of the Cities Sears Hometown store in Moline. The Moline store and another in Sterling, Il are among the last 100 or so remaining Sears Hometown locations, according to the company's president.

Sears recently announced dozens of Sears and Kmart stores are closing, including the Sears at NorthPark Mall in Davenport. According to Iowa Workforce Development, the closure affects 38 employees at the Kimberly Road store, plus four employees at the Sears Auto Center.

Liquidation sales begin June 14. And layoffs are expected in September, when the store is scheduled to close.

Sears is the second anchor store NorthPark Mall has lost in the past few months, after Bon-Ton announced it is closing stores nationwide this summer, including the Davenport Younkers.

Source: QC Times