Kmart at Parkway Center Mall closing; 54 workers to lose jobs
PITTSBURGH (AP) —
Fifty-four workers will lose their jobs when Kmart closes its store at the Parkway Center Mall in Pittsburgh in January.
A spokeswoman for Kmart's parent company, Sears Holding Co., said the store is closing because its lease is expiring. Kmart has been at the mall along the Parkway West since 1986.
The mall's first level has been closed for six years and its second level will now lose seven more stores as a result.
Steve Weisbrod, vice president of business development for the mall's owner, Kossman Development Co., said the closing of the other businesses and Kmart has caused the company to explore redeveloping the mall.
Kmart officials notified the state Department of Labor and Industry that the store will close Jan. 6.