The family and I went to the mall on the week after Christmas (2017). It was a huge shopping day; we were there for a restaurant. Don’t ask, it was just a bad last minute decision on my part because I was craving something. Anyways, it took us 30 minutes to park and we ended up parking on the other side of the mall, where there were numerous spots at the Sears. We walked through it to get to the restaurants part of the mall, and it was pretty dead, go figure.
We finished eating and returned to it by our walk back to the car, and decided to do some shopping since they were having one of their regular clearance sales. I used to work at Sears while I was in high school, so I know how good the deals can get on those (once got like 3 nice polos and a pair of pants for $50). Anyways, I didn’t find anything in my size, mainly because the pants obviously hadn’t been organized for size and even brand/type in weeks. They were just all over the place. When I worked there we would have been dressed down hard over something like that and we would have had to come in a few hours early on Sunday to fix it.
Anyways, my wife manages to find a few things she wants and she collects them and goes to find a register. Only there isn’t one where she is. Or anywhere. In fact, there is only one register open in the entire store. There is a line of about 10 pissed off people waiting to check out. My wife says “nope” and we put the stuff down and leave.
If that Sears closes, we know why.