The Kmart located on 2500 Wabash Ave is set to close in mid-December.
This store is one of 17 nationwide that are set to close as part of a continued restructuring by the parent company Sears.
A liquidation sale will begin on Thursday. Kmart would not disclose the number of employees affected by this closing. The Kmart located on Clear Lake is not affected by the closing.
The company issued a statement saying:
We can confirm that we are making the difficult but necessary decision to close the Kmart store at 2500 Wabash, Springfield. We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced.