Sears Hometown stores to close on Saturday

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Rexburg's Sears' store will close permanently on Saturday. The building is being sold and the owner opted not to renew his contract with Sears. 

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Rexburg’s Sears Hometown store is closing.

Located at 664 N 2nd E, the store’s last day will be Saturday, said store associate Christian Miller.

Miller said that the Sears' store owner had a contract with Sears and with that contract ending, he opted to sell rather than continuing with the contract.

“The building is being sold,” Miller said.

There are no plans to set up another Sears Hometown Store elsewhere, he said.

The store still has everything from refrigerators to dishwashers to lawn mowers for sale. Despite the store going out of business, Miller said that nothing is being discounted.

“Everything will just be shipped to another store if it doesn’t sell,” he said.

The Rexburg Sears’ store is a franchise and is separate from the main Sears Company, Miller said. 

In 2018, Ken Hutchins, of Missouri, purchased the Rexburg Sears store from Nyle Fullmer. At the time, Hutchins owned two Sears Hometown Stores in Kansas. He turned management of the Rexburg store over to his daughter and son-in-law Bree and Ron Hunter.

Neither Hutchins nor the Hunters were available for comment.

For more information on the store closing call 208-356-3201.