The Kmart store in Holmes is slated to close by mid-December as part of a nationwide closure of the department store chain.

The only two Kmart department stores left in Delaware County will be shuttered in a recent wave of closures announced recently.

The Holmes and Clifton Heights stores are two of a reported 100 across the country that will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

"After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Kmart stores in Clifton Heights and Holmes, Pa.," said Larry Costello, spokesman for Kmart's parent corporation Transform Holdco, LLC. "The liquidation sales are expected to begin in mid-September and the stores are planned to close by mid-December. We encourage customers to continue shopping on for all their product needs.”

There was no verification how many employees at the stores will lose their jobs.

Doylestown is another Philadelphia region store that is slated to close. The West Goshen store in Chester County store was not including on this latest slate of closures.

Kmart and Sears are subsidiaries of Transformco, the holdings absorbed by the corporation earlier this year. The Sears store at Granite Run is still open as that department store chain has been suffering from closures.


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