Sears is closing several stores and selling 16 others in an online auction.
The closing stores include Sears locations in Chicago, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Youngstown, Ohio, as well as Kmart stores in Brandon, Florida, and Saugus, Massachusetts.
Sears is also likely to close its store at Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Washington. The owner of the mall, Simon Property Group, recently revealed plans to demolish the Sears store and replace it with several buildings, including a movie theater.
Most of the stores will close in May, June, or July, according to layoff notices filed by Sears.
The stores were not included in two previously announced rounds of mass closures scheduled for this year that affected a total of 166 stores.
Meanwhile, the company is selling a handful of other stores online through a partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, a real-estate services company, The Wall Street Journal reports.