Union City Sears Store Is Closing

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Union City Sears Store Closing

I drove by the Union City Sears store today, and the sidewalk was lined with a couple of guys holding 'Going Out of Business' signs for Sears.  Sears is the last anchor store and last store period at the Union Station Mall. 

The Union Station Mall was local destination for nearby Union City and Fairburn residents anchored by Sears and Macys.  The other retailers and food courts had to close their doors a year ago when it was discovered that the developer/owner of the mall had not paid its power bill.  Georgia Power does not take too kindly to anyone not paying their power bill especially to the tune of more than $200,000.

Macys and Sears were initially determined to stick it out since they had separate agreements with the power company and their bills were paid.  But it became extremely difficult to attract customers to their stores with such limited offerings.  Macys closed earlier this year, and now Sears is waiving its white flag. 

I briefly spoke with some of the Sears employees, and they stated they will not have a new work address via Sears once the store is closed.  That is sad and a drag on the local economy.

I continue to admire the fight of Union City to push a positive image of the area and to make Union City a destination in metro Atlanta via free concerts and other activities.

Interested in Union City real estate?  Foreclosures, short sales, you name it - give our office a call at 404 246 3210.  We look forward to being of service to you!

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Comments (4)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

This is another tragedy of the recession.  We all need to work on changing Governments was of doing business.  We need a smaller government and that will help.  The dollars wasted by government could go to small business.

Sep 11, 2011 06:18 PM
Scott Lewis
The Bald Man Group - Post Falls, ID


Sad state of affairs. I am in a smaller town and Borders Books last day was today. Sad when our choices go away.

Sep 11, 2011 06:27 PM
David Farrell
David V. Farrell Co. - Garden City, NY
Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker

Maybe I'm crazy, but it really seems like we need a change at the top, in the middle and at the bottom of government.  We're broken across the board, from the hundreds of school agencies producing sub-par grads to a government that has spent so much, it doesn't know what to tell its citizens about from whom they'll be taking money from next.


We need a government we can trust.  We need the government as a referee in business, not our partner.  I don't think anything short of a 100% change can work.


I think a consumption tax with a reduction or elimination of almost every other tax would be a change that could jump-start a lot of creativity, new hiring, etc.  This would be especially true if we were 100% sure it would be the law of the land for more than say, 6 months. 

Sep 11, 2011 06:48 PM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Elite Team,

I definitely agree with less government and wiser spending.  But the problem here is that the developer did not pay the power bill.  It is alledged that the developer was collecting the rent from the tenants but not paying the bills.  If that is true, the developer needs a spanking so to speak.

Hey Scott,

It is sad, and many people depended on the Sears store for their shopping.

Hey David,

I agree with the repeal of the income tax and replacement with either a flat tax (10% is good enough for God, so it should work for government) or a consumption tax (which will help with the problem of workers paid under the table).  As a nation we are a little too in love with debt and it's showing up all over the place in our lives - privately and publicly.

Thanks gentlemen for commenting and best of SUCCESS to you guys!

Sep 12, 2011 07:07 AM