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Sears

A Sears store in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

TWIN FALLS — Sears Holdings has announced that it will close its store at the Magic Valley Mall.

On Thursday, the company informed associates at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores that it would be closing them in March and April. Liquidation sales at the affected locations would start Jan. 12.

The Twin Falls Sears at 1543 Pole Line Road E., will close its auto center first, in late February. A manager at the store confirmed the entire store would close — and a company statement shows it closing in early April.

Sears Holdings said in the statement that it would continue assessing the productivity of Kmart and Sears stores and will “right size our store footprint in number and size. … We will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members.”

Macy’s, meanwhile, had also announced its Twin Falls store would close in late March as part of an August 2016 plan to close 100 stores.

“While closing a store is always a difficult decision because of the impact on our customers, our associates and the community, Macy’s is delighted to have served this community over the years,” a company spokesperson said Thursday in a statement.

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