HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Sears is preparing to close in Hutchinson.
Sears made the announcement Friday, saying the Hutchinson location will close in mid-Apri.
There are 56 employees at the store, and those eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other Sears or Kmart stores.
The company said the lease was not renewed, and the closures are part of a series of actions they're taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust their asset base and accelerate the transformation of their business model.
A liquidation sale will begin on January 10.