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.