LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – According to THV11 affiliate Arkansas Business, Sears Holdings Corp. is closing the last Kmart in Little Rock in early September, spokesman Howard Riefs confirmed on Wednesday.

Riefs called the decision difficult but necessary, and said the store at 10901 N. Rodney Parham Road would begin its liquidation sale on June 15.

"We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced," Riefs wrote in an email to Arkansas Business.

Once the Little Rock Kmart closes, there will be two Kmarts in Arkansas, in Russellville and Cabot.
This closing also follows that of the Sears on University Avenue near Park Plaza Mall. That store closed in July, part of a round of 150 store closings nationwide by its parent company that also owns Kmart.

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