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KIP AOKI / KAOKI@STARADVERTISER.COM Sears will exit early to allow for expansion.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Sue Jenkins and her husband, Ray, have shopped at Sears annually for the past 30 years while vacationing from Sydney, and were “very disappointed” to hear that the Ala Moana Center store was closing.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Bill Hall, an appliance salesman who has worked at Sears for 15 years, said employees are in a state of shock now that the retailer is closing in about three months. “We knew it was going to happen. We didn’t expect it this fast,” he said.