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Craftsman-style white kit home from Sears catalog sold in early 20th century

Where Have all the Kit Homes Gone?

Buying a house through the Sears catalog was, for a brief historical moment, a popular and affordable way to become a homeowner.

August 2, 2023 - Fast Company

Holmdel, New Jersey

'Huge' Office Campus Redevelopment Near Sears Headquarters Set to Go Forward

A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.

October 13, 2018 - The Chicago Tribune

Retail Apocalypse

Retail Space Shrinking Again in 2018

Because of closures at big box stores like Toys R US, 2018 will see total retail space down sharply even while the number of store closures is small compared to last year.

April 26, 2018 - Financial Times

Data Centers: The Next Trend in Adaptive Reuse?

Sears is planning to convert a number of its shuttered buildings into data centers. Could this become a trend for the reuse of vacant buildings nationwide?

May 26, 2013 - Motherboard

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