Being run corporately until a new owner is found
Nearly two weeks after it closed, Amherst's Sears store has reopened.
AMHERST – Sears’ Amherst store has reopened.
Vincent Power of Sears Canada confirmed Wednesday that the store is open again, a week after its previous franchisee, Ned Douglas, walked away.
“We have reopened the store. We are still looking for a new permanent owner, but we are managing it corporately at this point,” Power said in an email to the Amherst News.
When he closed the store, Douglas said he and his wife, Kathy, had decided the time had come to part ways with the company and that both were seeking other opportunities.
At the time of the closure, Power said Sears Canada was committed to getting the store open again as soon as possible saying the Amherst area has been a good market dating back to the catalog only days.
Sears has been located in Amherst for many years. It was formerly located in the old Cumberland Mall and moved to a new location in the Amherst Centre when the mall went through a major expansion more than a decade ago.
Two weeks ago, Giant Tiger moved into a new 17,000 square-foot facility that took up part of the space vacated when Zellers left the mall after its Canadian operations were acquired by Target.