Kmart to close 6 stores statewide, including 3 in Middle Tennessee

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Kmart is closing six stores across the state of Tennessee for good this December.

Howard Riefs, spokesman for Sears Holding Corp, confirmed the closures to News 2’s partner Clarksville Now.

The Antioch location at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville is affected, as are the Guthrie Highway location in Clarksville and N. Lowry Street store in Smyrna.

The other three are on Highway 153 in Hixson, Austin Peay in Memphis, and S. Illinois avenue in Oak Ridge.

It appears those locations were already been removed from Kmart.com when News 2 did a search of remaining stores across the state.

“We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and are accelerating the closing of unprofitable stores as we have previously announced,” Riefs told Clarksville Now.

“We often hear from our members who are disappointed when we close a store, but our Shop Your Way membership platform, websites and mobile apps allow us to maintain these valued relationships long after a store closes its doors,” he continued.

Liquidation sales will begin Sept. 22 and doors will shutter by mid-December.

It’s not known at this time how many employees will be affected by the closures.

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