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Sears to complete exit of Hawaii department stores when Maui location closes today

  • CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Customers enter Sears at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului, Maui, on Saturday to check for bargains as the last full-line Sears department store in Hawaii prepares to close for good today.

    CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Customers enter Sears at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului, Maui, on Saturday to check for bargains as the last full-line Sears department store in Hawaii prepares to close for good today.

  • CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Sears store at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului, Maui, was virtually empty of merchandise on Saturday as the retailer prepared to close for good today after nearly 50 years at the mall.

    CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Sears store at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului, Maui, was virtually empty of merchandise on Saturday as the retailer prepared to close for good today after nearly 50 years at the mall.

  • CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sears Maui Store Manager Darlene Kuailani, left, and Denise Tada, supervisor of the hard lines department, shared memories of their 30-plus years at the Kahului department store on Saturday.

    CHRISTIE WILSON / CWILSON@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sears Maui Store Manager Darlene Kuailani, left, and Denise Tada, supervisor of the hard lines department, shared memories of their 30-plus years at the Kahului department store on Saturday.

The Maui location is the once-formidable retailer’s last full-line department store in Hawaii. Today’s closure at the end of business will complete a gradual withdrawal from the islands that began after Sears’ 2018 bankruptcy. Read more

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