WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) - The Sears at the Citadel Mall is closing this Fall.
Store officials say the store on 2068 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard will be closing in early August. The store's auto center will also close in early June.
A liquidation sale at the store is on May 18.
"We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Sears store and Sears Auto Center at Citadel Mall in Charleston," store officials said in a statement.
According to officials, the move is not an effort solely aimed at cost savings, but part of a strategy as "larger stores are too big for our needs."
The number of employees at the Citadel Mall location is not available to the public, but officials say those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.