Sears has been an anchor store at The Mall at Barnes Crossing since it opened in March 1990.
After surviving several rounds of closings over the years, the Sears department store at The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo will shutter its own doors for good by February.
Earlier today, Sears Holdings announced it was closing another 29 Sears and 11 Kmart stores.
The retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-October, had earlier announced the closing of some 188 stores: The company said it would close 142 stores in October on top of the 46 it announced in August that it would close this month.
Unknown at this time is how many employees will be affected by the closure in Tupelo. Mall officials were not immediately available for comment.
After all the store closings, Sears Holdings will be left with fewer than 500 locations. The company has estimated it has about 400 stores that could be profitable on their own if it survives bankruptcy, according to published reports.
Sears, once the nation’s largest retailer during its prime in the 1970s and into the 1980s, once had around 350,000 employees; as of its Chapter 11 filing last month, it was down to 68,000. At its peak, it had 4,000 stores in 2012.
Sears was one of the original anchor stores of The Mall at Barnes Crossing when it opened in March 1990, along with Belk, Kmart, McRae’s and J.C. Penney.
The Sears store in Meridian also will close, bringing and end to the department store’s presence in Mississippi. Several Sears Home Stores remain open for now.