Christiansburg K-mart to close in August

Credit: Sears Holdings Corp.
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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - The Kmart in Christiansburg is set to close in early August.

A liquidation sale at the store, located at 1000 Laurel Street NE, will begin on May 19.

Kmart said the number of associates who work at the store is not available, but that most of them are part-time employees.

"Store closures are part of a series of actions we're taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model," said Howard Riefs, the director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings, which owns Kmart.

Those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.