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Sears Hardware Begins Liquidation Sales

Hardware store on Veterans Highway scheduled to close for "poor performance."

Hauppauge residents spotted large yellow-and-red blowout sale signs posted on the front doors Sears Hardware off Veterans Memorial Highway this week, the first sign of what's to come. 

in Hauppauge will be closing by approximately mid-May, according to local employees and a Sears Holdings spokeswoman. 

"It's going to go into liquidation sales," said Kim Freely, a spokeswoman for Sears Holdings. "The closing date is flexible based on when the liquidation ends." 

Freely said the company's reason for closing the Hauppauge store is "poor performance" and lower than expected sales. Sears Hardware in Hauppauge is considered one of the chain's few specialty stores as it focused exclusively on hardware. 

Local management declined the chance to comment on the store's closing. 

The closure is not tied to Sears Holdings' announcement on Dec. 27, 2011 that it was closing between 100 to 120 of its full line and great indoors stores, according to Freely. These stores are also being closed due a drop in sales, especially in consumer electronics and home appliances. 

Freely said she was not sure how many employees the store's closing would affect. She said signs will be posted with an exact closing date when it is determined. 

Sears will be the second business to close its doors in the Veterans Highway shopping center within recent months. A drying cleaning business closed up shop in 2011 and its site remains vacant. 

jimbo March 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Been to michaels store and the ace hardware in nesconset, but will still miss the convenience of Sears.Between the 3 i always found what i needed. Sears will be missed.
Alex March 13, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I hope that Port Jeff, Shirley, and Lake Ronkonkoma are doing okay.
P. J. Miller March 28, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Sears will be missed - just shopping the brand SEARS made me feel comfortable. I think the new Ace Hardware in Smithtown hurt their business as ACE is always very busy. And also a new ACE opened in Commack. I find it easier to shop these small stores compared to Home Depot or Lowes for one reason - they always have someone available to help you - in Home Depot/Lowes you can never find anyone!
Walter Kelly May 01, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Sears has announced the closing/liquidation of their Ronkonkoma Store effective May 01-2012. Expect Sears to close ALL of Long Island/NY stores shortly thereafter.
alena mauer February 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I never shopped at Sears a whole lot. But when I did most of the time it wasn't really full. I think the last couple of times I went were while it was probably on it's decline. We have a hardware and appliance Sears store in the small town I live in, it doesn't get much business. Alena | http://www.ayersappliancerepair.net/appliance-repair-services/

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