ELKVIEW, W.Va.¬†—¬†Sears Holding has announced it’s closing another Kmart in West Virginia.The move to close the Kmart at Crossings Mall just off the I-79 Elkview exit in Kanawha County will leave only one Kmart in West Virginia, the Charleston store located in Kanawha City.


The culvert bridge heading into the Crossings Mall near Elkview was washed away in the June 23, 2016, flood.

The Elkview location closed for more than a year following the June 2016 flood when high water knocked out the bridge that provided access to the shopping complex property. Sixty-nine workers at the store were laid off in February 2017 after ongoing problems with the bridge replacement project. The store, with a fresh look, reopened in September 2017. The decision now to close it comes after “careful review,” according to Sears Holding spokesman Larry Costello.

“We have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Kmart store in Elkview, West Virginia, The liquidation sale is expected to begin in mid-September and the store is planned to close by mid-December. We encourage customers to continue shopping on Kmart.com for all their product needs,” Costello’s statement said.

Since 2017, Sears Holding has closed Kmarts in Charleston, Elkins, Weirton, South Parkersburg, Vienna, Beckley, Martinsburg, Huntington, Clarksburg, Teays Valley, St. Albans and Westover.