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.