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18 Sad Photos Of Deserted Sears Stores

Dead sears mallNicholas EckhartThis is an abandoned Sears in North Randall, Ohio.

All over America, malls are disappearing.

As we reported earlier this month, about 15% of U.S. malls will fail or be converted into non-retail space within the next 10 years, according to Green Street Advisors, a real estate and REIT analytics firm.

Many mall failures have been expedited in recent years by the closure of anchor stores, including Sears, which has shut down roughly 300 stores since 2010.

Nicholas Eckhart has been tracking Sears and other retailers on his blog DeadAndDyingRetail.com.

For this post, we compiled his images of abandoned or struggling Sears stores.

This Perrysburg, Ohio Sears Outlet, which was formerly a Kmart, appears to have a lot of empty space available.

This section of the outlet -- which is closed to the public -- appears to be in disarray.

This former Kmart store in Solon, Ohio, was converted to a 'Sears Grand' in the early 2000s. The concept failed within a couple years and this is now one of the last remaining 'Sears Grand' stores in operation.

There appears to be a lot of empty shelf space at this Sears Grand in Tarentum, Pa.

Now that you have seen photos of dying Sears stores

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