Store Closings by Date and Final Going Out of Business Sales Last Days

In what might seem like a staged collaboration, some of the largest U.S. retail chains are using a controversial retail strategy to motivate consumer spending in April and counteract the effects of an uncommonly early March Easter.  That controversial retail strategy is called "store closings," which is the one retail event besides Black Friday that has an irresistible magnetic power to both  draw shoppers through the front door and .pry their wallets wide open.

Macy's, JCPenney, Sports Authority, Jos. A. Bank, Sears, and Kmart will all be conducting Going Out of Business Sales in April 2016, and hundreds of retail locations for these chains will close their brick-and-mortar retail store doors for the last time in April 2016.  

What follows in this gallery is an aggregated list of all Spring 2016 store closings, arranged according to store closing dates, with the earliest store closing date listed first. 

March 2016 Final Going Out of Business Sales

Bankrupt City Sports closing all stores
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Kmart has been closing stores steadily since April of 2015, which is actually a sign of at least some stability in the discount chain. Unlike a chain such as Sports Authority, which needs to expedite stores quickly as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Kmart store closings are seemingly happening as leases come up for renewal.  

Oddly the Kmart store closing strategy is a testament to the relative stability afforded to the chain by its parent company Sears Holdings. The key word in that sentence may be "relative." 

Kmart isn't the only major retail chain closing store locations in March. It just happens to be the chain that routinely steals the headlines. What follows is a list of all retail stores scheduled to close in March 2016. The list is arranged by store closing date, with the earliest date listed first.

Kmart (Big Kmart)
Bradley Square Mall
200 Paul Huff Parkway
Cleveland, TN
Final Store Closing Sale: March 20, 2016
Sale includes all furniture, fixtures and equipment

Kmart
22920 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
Final Store Closing Sale Date: "March"

Kmart
Daytona Plaza
Daytona, Florida
Final Store Closing Sale Date: "March
FUN CLOSING FACT:
 This Kmart has been open since 1970 (46 years).  It is he last Kmart in Volusia and Flagler counties in Florida.

Kmart
Mall Road
Covington, VA
Closing in "March"

Kmart
1615 N. Harrison
Pierre, SD
Closing in "March"

Kmart
2214 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
Closing in "March"

Kmart
Katella Avenue West
Anaheim, CA
Closing in "March"

Kmart
105 Cox Creek Parkway South
Florence, AL
Closing in "end of March"

Kmart
500 Nimitz Highway 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Final Store Closing Date: "Late March"
STORE CLOSING FUN FACT
This was the first Kmart store to open on the Hawaiian Islands in 1992. At the time it was the only discount retail chain on the Big Island. After this closing there will still be 6 Kmart locations operating on the Hawaiian Islands

April Final Store Closing Sales Locations - Hallmark, Kmart, Sears

Company Signs Talbots
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An early Easter is neither predictably good or bad for the U.S. retail industry, but one thing is for sure, when Easter falls in March (like it did in 2016), it's a long Spring Break for retailers before Mother's Day. And we're not talking about the life's-a-party kind of Spring Break.  

The major retailers that have chosen April for their final closing liquidation sales have created a way to transform an inordinately long spending drought between Easter and Mother's Day into a plausible excuse for consumers to keep spending.

What follows is a list of all retail stores scheduled to close in April 2016.  The list is arranged by store closing date, with the earliest date listed first.

Hallmark
8745 Glacier Hwy #376
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-789-5030
Final Store Closing: April, 2016

Kmart
875 E. H St.
Chula Vista, CA
"Late March, Early April"

Kmart
8501 Auburn Blvd. 
Citrus Heights, CA
Store Closing in "April"

Sears
40 Hillsdale Mall
San Mateo, CA   94403
Final Store Closing; "April"

Kmart
1651 E. Chestnut St.
Canton, IL
Final Store Closing Sale Day: "Mid-April"

Kmart
1880 East Main St
Prattville, AL
Final Store Closing Sale Day: "Mid-April"

Kmart
1131 N. Quincy Ave.
Ottumwa, Iowa
Final Store Closing; "April"

Kmart
South Burr Street
Mitchell, SD
Final Store Closing; "April"

Kmart
2240 N. Tyler Street
Topeka, KSFinal Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
3945 Pole Line Road
Pocatello, ID
Final Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
1740 N. Main St. 
Logan, UT
Expected Final Sales Date: April 10, 2016
This is the only Kmart in the area.  Golden Corral, Sports Authority, Dunking Donuts, and Paradise Bakery & Cafe have recently left the Logan retailing area as well.

Kmart
Thunderbird Mall
 US-53, Virginia, MN
Final Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
3015 Tower Ave.
Superior, Virginia
Final Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
1400 E Cloverland Dr,
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone:  906-932-9966
Final Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
Tri-State Plaza
4265 Mall Dr,
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740-264-1744
Final Store Closing; "Mid-April"

Kmart
Northcrest Square Shopping Center
116 Hillcrest Pkwy, 
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone:(478) 275-3369
Liquidation sales began in mid-January
Expected final sales day: "Mid April"

Kmart
1970 N Columbia St,
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone:(478) 452-7082
Liquidation sales started January 20, 2016
Expected final sales day: "Mid April"

Kmart
1051 Claypool Hill Mall Rd #1, 
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Phone:  276-963-1070
"Mid-April"
Walmart also closed its store in nearby Kimball in 2016.

Kmart
1650 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
"Mid-April"

Kmart
Richfield, UT
1040, S US Hwy 89, Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-9238
Was the first "big box" retailers in the county when it opened in October, 1981.

Kmart
 2485 Parkman Road NW
Warren, OH
Liquidation sales started on February 4, 2016
Expected final store closing day: "Mid-April"

Kmart
1075 W Jackson St, Morton, IL 61550
Phone: 309-263-2114
Store Closing Final Sale: "April"

Sears Hardware Store
1150 US-41, Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: 219-322-1296
Liquidation Sales started in February, 2016
Expected Liquidation Sale Ending: "April 2016"

Talbots Outlet
Village Green Shopping Center
575 Busse Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 823-7700
Store Closing Last Sales Day: April 23, 2016

Acme Market
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Final Store Closing Sale Day April 28, 2016

Acme Market
Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Final Store Closing Sale Day April 28, 2016

Acme Market
Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey
Final Store Closing Sale Day April 28, 2016

Kmart
1266 N.W. Broad St.
Murfreesboro, TN
Final Store Closing Sale Day "Late April"

Going Out of Business Sales in May and Beyond: Kmart, Kohl's

Retail Signs Kohl's
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Kohl's and Kmart are two of the largest retail chains that will be closing stores in May, June, and beyond in 2016, even though announcements about those store closings were made more than a year before some of the store closings will actually occur. Other major retail chains like Sears have joined Kohl's and Kmart in their retail spring cleaning chores with Going out of Business sales of their own.  

Fresh Market 
5901 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Final Store Closing Date: May 18, 2016

Gap
Friendly Center
800 Friendly Center Rd.
Greensboro, NC
Final Closing: May 26, 2016

Kmart
310 E Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone:(803) 278-3370
Liquidation Sale started on March10th
Final Closing: "May 22"

Kmart
2535 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone:(970) 493-3232
Liquidation Sale started on March3rd
Final Closing: "May"

Kmart
North Augusta Plaza
310 E. Martintown Road 
Augusta, GA
Liquidation Sale began March 10th and final sales day will be "end of May"
Once closed, there will be only one Kmart location in operation in the Augusta area.

Kmart
New Harbour Mall 
24 William S Canning Blvd
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: 508-679-2111
Liquidation Sale started on March10th
Final Closing: "End of May"

Kmart
Hocking Valley Mall Shopping Center
1627 N Memorial Dr,
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone:(740) 654-9944
Liquidation Sale started on March10th
Final Closing: "End of May"

OfficeMax
9901 Watson Road
Crestwood, MO
Final Closing: "May"

Sears
Via Port Rotterdam
Schenectady County, New York
Final Closing: May 19, 2016

Sears
1111 East Army Post Rd.
Des Moines, IA
Final Closing: May 19, 2016

June Going Out of Business Sales Open Summer Store Closing Season

Company Signs Sports Authority
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Eighteen of the 19 Kohl's store closings scheduled for 2016 will be ending their Going Out of Business Sales and closing their store doors for the final time in June 2016. Other national retail chains like Staples and Hallmark continue their slow and steady downsizing efforts with final store closings in June.  

Additionally, the first of the Sports Authority bankruptcy Going Out of Business Sales will be ending in June, starting a busy Summer season of retail store closings throughout the U.S.  Sports Authority shoppers have until June 28, 2016 to redeem gift cards.  

The June 2016 Store Closings list below is arranged according to the store closing dates, with the earliest June store closing date listing first.  

Store Closings Sales Schedule to End in June 2016

Jan's Hallmark
Garfield Avenue
Bartonville, IL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 4, 2016

Ralph's
 2008 North Riverside Ave.
Rialto, FL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 6, 2016

Sports Authority
Brandywine Commons
Wilmington, DE
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 12, 2016

Kohl's Arcadia
7279 N. Rosemead Blvd., 
San Gabriel, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Cypress
10201 Valley View St.,
Cypress, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Ladera Ranch
27426 Antonio Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Mira Mesa
8140 Mira Mesa Blvd.,
San Diego, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Rancho Cordova
11051 Olson Drive,
Rancho Cordova, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Santa Ana
1351 W. 17th St.,
Santa Ana, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's San Jose East
2323 McKee Road,
San Jose, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Upland South
233 S. Mountain Ave.,
Upland, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's West Hills
6651 N. Fallbrook Ave.,
West Hills, CA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Hialeah
700 W. 49th St.,
Hialeah, FL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Tallahassee
6785 Thomasville Road,
Tallahassee, FL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Holcomb Bridge
2342 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Northlake Mall
4820 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Saint Charles
3840 E. Main St.,
Saint Charles, IL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's
200 Nassau Park Blvd.
West Windsor, New Jersey
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Pineville
9579 S. Blvd.,
Charlotte, NC
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Princeton
200 Nassau Park Blvd.,
Princeton, NJ
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Kohl's Brown Deer
9060 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Sports Authority
Port St. Lucie, FL
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 19, 2016

Remke Market
HIghland Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 25, 2016

Staples
1480 Tapteal Drive
Richland, WA
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 25, 2016

Amy's Hallmark
Riverdale Shops
735 Riverdale St.
West Springfield
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 26, 2016

H-E-B

1002 Farragut at Flores
Laredo, TX 
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 26, 2016

Hy-Vee

35th and L Streets
Omaha, NE
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 26, 2016

Roses Discount Store
 721 N. Memorial Drive
Lancaster, OH
Final Store Closing Sales Day: June 26, 2016

More About 2016 Store Closings:

Store Closings in Happening in the Second Half of 2016

Sears third-quarter revenue falls
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Store Closings Sales Scheduled to End in August 2016

Sears
1900 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL
Going Out of Business Sales starts May 19th
Final Store Closing Sale Date: "Early August"

Store Closings Sales Schedule to End in August 2016

Kohl's Lithonia
2929 Turner Hill Road
Lithonia, GA (Note: This location will close Nov. 1, 2016.)