PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Two more Sears locations will close this year in the Bay area.
- Sears becomes third anchor store to close at Gulfview Square Mall
- Gulfview Square Mall already lost Macy's and JCPenney
On the list is the Sears at the Gulfview Square Mall in Port Richey. This is the third anchor store leaving the mall.
"There's not a lot here. It's getting a lot smaller as the years go by," shopper Nicole McLoughlin said.
McLoughlin was upset to hear that another store is closing at the Gulfview Square Mall.
"It's kinda sad to see another store go. When you were growing up and that's all you had," she said.
Sears announced it was closing its Port Richey and Westshore stores after already closing the locations in Clearwater, Citrus Park, and Bradenton.
At Gulfview Square, that means they've now lost three anchor stores, including Macy's and JCPenney.
It's not clear what will happen to the space left behind by Sears. The space that was Macy's and JCPenney is already being demolished, and will eventually be home to more than 300 new apartments.
It speaks to what could be the future of the entire mall, as Sears gets ready to leave.
Sears announced 80 more stores are closing nationwide, in addition to 180 already announced last year.