The Sears store in Aberdeen will close its doors by the end of this December. An August 6th announcement of 26 store closures included the Spokane, Washington location but not the Aberdeen store. It also included the statement, “we will continue to evaluate our network of Sears and Kmart stores and cannot rule out additional store closures in the near term.”

Store employees were informed last week, Public Relations Director Larry Costello with Sears Holdings confirmed Friday that the store will be closing. Costello said in a statement, “After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Sears store in Aberdeen, Washington. The liquidation sale is expected to begin in mid-September and the store is planned to close by mid-December. We encourage customers to continue shopping on for all their product needs.”

Sears Holdings owns the Aberdeen store location, a point which has been used to defend its continued support in the past, but one which doesn’t seem to align with the company’s most recent change of direction.

The August 6th statement, linked here as well, said that “After careful review of where we are today, we believe the right course for the company is to accelerate the expansion of our smaller store formats which includes opening additional Home & Life stores and adding several hundred Sears Hometown stores after the Sears Hometown and Outlet transaction closes. We have made the difficult but necessary decision to close 26 large-format Sears and Kmart stores in late October through mid-November.”