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The last Kmart retail store in metro Buffalo will be closing its doors in December.

Sears — the iconic American retailer that has sold everything from clothing and toys to refrigerators and socket wrenches over its more than 125-year history — may have reached the end. The Sears Holdings company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after failing to make a $134 million debt payment.

It is quietly being revealed that Sears will be closing its Eastern Hills Mall store after Christmas.

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Sears is closing another 72 stores after reporting a first-quarter losses and plunging sales. The company says it will post a list of those locations on its website by midday.