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Biloxi Sears shutting doors

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

After recently announcing the closure of more than 180 stores, Sears is shutting the doors of an additional 72 locations.

In a list released on Tuesday, 16 Sears stores, 49 Kmart stores, and seven auto centers will close; most in September. 

On the chopping block: store 2256 in Biloxi. 

Edgewater Mall manager Terry Powell confirms that the store will close within the next 90 days. 

“That’s not unexpected,” Powell told WLOX News Now. 

The store's closing has been rumored for months. Powell says Sears managers told employees about the Edgewater Mall store closing Tuesday morning. 

Powell is trying to be optimistic about losing an anchor tenant; calling it an opportunity. His team is searching for new tenants, and new ways to use the space on the southeast corner of the mall. 

For a full list of closures, click here

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