By Nathan J. Fish and Russ Wiles |Arizona Republic
Five Arizona Sears stores, including three at malls in the Phoenix area, will be closing as part of the troubled retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Another seven mainline stores owned by parent Sears Holdings Corp. will remain open, while various other stores operating under the Sears nameplate — and owned by independent operators — are unaffected by the announcement.
The three Sears Holdings-owned stores that are closing in the Phoenix area are at Chandler Fashion Center, Superstition Springs Center in Mesa, and Desert Sky Mall in Phoenix.
Liquidation sales were expected to begin within two weeks, according to a court filing.