SEARS DEPARTMENT STORE

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    SEARS Department Store known as SEARS OLYMPIC as it is located at Olympic and Soto in East Los Angeles, Southern California. This Department Store location was originally co-located with SEARS' Catalog Warehouse. It was one of several Catalog Warehouses across the county. At this location was also a Catalog Warehouse Outlet Store until the 1970's+. The Catalog Warehouse moved to a new building, leaving a majority of the complex empty. In 2000+ there was discussion after new owners bought the property to restore the building with housing and adding a shopping complex, which was to include SEARS and a K-Mart. However, K-Mart fell into bankruptcy. In a twist of fate, after K-Mart reorganized, they took over the SEARS name and the SEARS chain. The famous boxer, Oscar De La Hoya and a group of partners purchased the site with an eye to redevelop it. Early AM photo of SEARS taken on 08/30/2007.

    Roadsidepictures, jhudo, JAVA1888, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Roadsidepictures 92 months ago | reply

      I remember this logo so clearly!

    2. Tortuga One 92 months ago | reply

      I remember it also. I remember green script lettering at many of the older store. To me, the building is so fantasic with fantastic detail. I hope the new owners don't modify it too much and can come to an agreement with Sears to remain.

    3. Patricksmercy 42 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sign!

    4. Mauibuilt2011 39 months ago | reply

      is the sears store still in operation today?

    5. Tortuga One 39 months ago | reply

      Yes, as of 2012, January, its still open. The only other store in the area that is vintage is Sears Santa Monica. They almost remodeled it a few years ago, but that is when Kmart and Sears merged.

    6. darrellinyvr 31 months ago | reply

      Classy iconic logo.

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