No Sears or Kmart stores in the Bay Area were affected by Sears Holding's first wave of expected closures, which were announced Thursday.

Sears Holding, the parent company of both chain retail stores, announced Tuesday it would close 100 to 120 stores nationwide in order to shore up its bottom line. On Thursday, it announced 79 stores that will close, but the only California stores targeted were in Southern California -- two Sears locations in San Diego and a Sears store in El Monte will close.

Florida was hit the hardest in the first round of cuts, losing 11 stores. A spokeswoman for Sears Holding said each store employs between 40 and 80 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Contact Jeremy C. Owens at 408-920-5876; follow him at Twitter.com/mercbizbreak.


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Sears, Kmart stores closing
The closures Sears Holding announced Thursday.
-- Florida (11): Sears in Deland, Stuart, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Crystal River Kmart in Fernandina Beach, Callaway, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine, Orange City and Pompano Beach.
-- Ohio (6): Kmart in Chagrin Falls, Springfield, Toledo (2), Medina and Columbus.
-- Michigan (6): Sears in Brighton, Harper Woods, Monroe, Adrian, Washington Township and Chesterfield Township.
-- Georgia (6): Sears in Macon Kmart in Buford, Douglasville, Atlanta, Columbus and Jonesboro.
-- Tennessee (4): Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge Kmart in Hendersonville.
-- North Carolina (4): Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville.
-- Minnesota (4): Kmart in Willmar, Duluth, New Hope and White Bear Lake.
-- Kentucky (3): Sears in Middleboro Kmart in Winchester and Hazard.
-- Alabama (3): Sears in Mobile Kmart in Auburn and Gadsden.
-- California (3): Sears in San Diego (2) and El Monte.
-- Virginia (3): Sears in Norfolk Kmart in Midlothian and Richmond.
-- Indiana (3): Sears in Anderson Kmart in St. John and Indianapolis.
-- Colorado (3): Sears in Longmont Kmart in Glenwood Springs and Broomfield.
-- Mississippi (3): Sears in Jackson, McComb and Columbus.
-- New Hampshire (2): Sears in Nashua and Keene.
-- Missouri (2): Sears in Lee's Summit and St. Louis.
-- Wisconsin (2): Sears in West Baraboo Kmart in Rice Lake.
-- Pennsylvania (2): Sears in Upper Darby and Pottstown.
-- Washington (2): Sears in Walla Walla Kmart in Lacey.
-- Iowa (2): Kmart in Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
-- Idaho (1): Sears in Lewiston.
-- Maryland (1): Sears in Ellicott City.
-- Kansas (1): Sears in Lawrence.
-- Oregon (1): Sears in Roseburg.
-- South Carolina (1): Sears in Sumter.
Source: Associated Press