SEARS DEPARTMENT STORE

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 8y

    I remember this logo so clearly!
  • T N Jones 8y

    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.
  • Patricksmercy 4y

    Beautiful sign!
  • Paul A 3y

    is the sears store still in operation today?
  • T N Jones 3y

    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.
  • Darrell 3y

    Classy iconic logo.
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Taken on August 29, 2007
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