Carol DanielBy Carol Daniel

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Another Kmart is closing in the Metro East area.

This time, the Kmart store in Collinsville will close in early September.

In a statement to KMOX, Howard Riefs, Director of Corporate Communications for Sears Holdings, says, “Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model. These actions will better enable us to focus our investments on serving our customers and members through integrated retail – at the store, online and in the home.”

The Collinsville Kmart store has 84 employees and Riefs says the associates that are eligible, will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.

Most of the associates are part-time/hourly. Kmart will begin its liquidation sale on June 22.

The Kmart in Ellisville closed in April and another Kmart in Fairview Heights closed two years ago.

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