Sunday, June 26, 2022

Point of no returns: Retail pioneer Sears is leaving Chesterfield for good

The Richmond region’s last remaining Sears, at Chesterfield Towne Center, is slated to close for good next month. What the future holds for the fading national retailer, and the mall, remains to be seen. JAMES HASKINS

Surrounded by empty shelves and bare showroom floor, the mannequins congregate eerily in one corner: headless, armless and naked.

Electric blue and fuchsia signs advertise slashed prices of 40% to 70% off as bargain hunters scavenge the increasingly empty clothing racks for deals. Apart from any curated display, a row of luggage stands near the escalators, stranded as refugees of one last sale.

“All Sales Final,” procla...

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