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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. 

Candyee March 08, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I am surprised it stayed open as long as it has... It s never been a busy store .
Christopher D'Antonio March 09, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I'm going to miss this hardware store, but the hardware end of it probably could have occupied a much smaller space.
Michael Robbins March 09, 2012 at 01:33 PM
That store was crap. You can't beat Home Depot and Lowes for price and selection.
Christopher D'Antonio March 09, 2012 at 02:06 PM
But I still liked having a hometown hardware store, hopefully one will return.
michael March 09, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I own All American Hardware on motor parkway in Hauppauge. we are a fully stocked true value hardware store with benjamin moore paint. Please give us a shot for you hardware needs. thanks 631-434-8750 truevalue.com/allamericanhardware
michael March 09, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hi Chris try my store on motor parkway in Hauppauge All American Hardware ask for me and ill give you 20% off your first time in!
Teresa Mills March 09, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Well folks, people wanted a change and you get what you reap when you vote. Enjoy!!! Hope for destruction and change for the worse.
We Heart Long Island March 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM
You voted for Sears? When? How?
RCC March 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
All competition is good. Thats what keeps prices in control. If we drive all small businesses out, do you think that helps or hurts us in the long run?
Mojo Filter March 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Hey Michael, here's a thought: Maybe instead of trying to capitalize on the loss of hometown competition in this thread you could extend some employment opportunities to the guys and gals who'll soon be out of a job. You know, pay it forward? Think about it....
Rose March 11, 2012 at 04:46 PM
When Sears closes, all that will be left there is Mama Sbarro and the deli. The beauty salon has been closed since the Summer and the other store fronts (3?) are vacant.
michael March 11, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I wasn't. Trying to capitalize. On a sad situation. Chris had mentioned he wished there was a local hardware store. Which. I clearly am. And wanted to get my name out there because motor parkway is a hidden road in hauppauge. When hardware stores Close. The first thing. Other stores do is look For the employees And try to hire them because good help is hard to find. You can ask any hardware guy. We never get people looking for. Work. I welcome it. Just a thought for you though. The reason these non owner run businesses are failing on long island Is The employees You want hired Imho
Happy Sears Customer March 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Hey Michael, Your Store is a RIPOFF & OVERPRICED!!! Maybe you should go back to school and learn English 101. Your grammar is atrocious!! Who would want to work for you anyway??? LMAO ROFL
michael March 12, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I was typing from a small phone tough crowd!!
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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