Former retail giant Sears loses its longest-standing store

2016-05-06_0816 Vintage Sears catalog models

Growing up, Sears was as important name in retail as any. Receiving that thick annual catalog and scanning through the pages of toys was something of a rite-of-passage for kids. In 2016, however, Sears struggles to regain relevancy in a changed marketplace, in part due to corporate mismangagment and partly due to the national retail meltdown that is steadily accelerating its pace of destruction. The company’s oldest standing store, in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, is the latest victim of the company’s freefall.

Chicago Tribune

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