Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Sears store at Columbiana Centre Mall will be closing in two months.
The company announced Thursday that the store will cease operations in early March.
The location is both a retail store and an auto center.
Sears says until the closing, they will remain open as normal. A liquidation sale will begin January 17th.
Sears said the store is being closed because the lease wasn't renewed.
The move will affect 97 employees. Sears says those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.