MARSHFIELD Wis. (WAOW) — Sears Hometown in Marshfield is adding to the list of stores in Marshfield that have closed their doors in the last few years.
From Office Max to Younkers to Shopko and Figi’s.
Despite the shutdown, Bob McManus, the Mayor of Marshfield said, “right now our economy is doing really well.”
Sears Hometown has been in business since 2014.
“The consumers buying patterns are changing dramatically and now people are buying online,” said McManus.
As of right now the owner has not released the reason for the stores closing but the mayor said they’re not surprised by the stores closing especially because the location only employed two people plus the owner.
The mayor also said this shutdown won’t cause a major set back, “we have many new businesses coming to marshfield,” said McManus.
The city is working hard to keep stores from leaving and keep customers shopping in Marshfield.
“We feel that with the help of MACCI, the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, that we are able to help our businesses stay ahead of that curve and do a lot of training for that and with these patterns changing many businesses have to automate and they have to get up to date,” said McManus.
The owner of the Sears Hometown Store says the last day of business will be July 27th.
In a statement sent to New 9:
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS) is always evaluating our network to determine which communities are best served by our stores. In some cases, for a variety of reasons, we opt to close certain stores. We thank the customers of Marshfield for their loyal support of the Sears Hometown and encourage them to visit http://www.searshometownstores.com/store-locator to find the nearest open store location. Mandi Gualtieri, Senior Account Manager.