Sears Hometown Stores range from 8,000-10,000 square feet, with approximately 70% of the space devoted to the selling square footage. The actual square footage of your store will vary by the size of the market and availability of real estate. Minimum building front must be at least 55 feet wide with windows, and a minimum ceiling height of 10 feet.
Our basic requirements for store locations include:
Our team will assist you in either reviewing your current business location or locating real estate that meets with our approval. Your responsibility is to secure property either by lease or ownership. We work with you through the retrofit or construction stages and as you prepare your store to open for business.
Based on our experience, the estimated start-up cost for opening a new Sears Hometown Store is between $60,000 and $85,000, in addition to recommended operating capital. Actual expenses are dependent on many factors including the square footage, merchandise assortment and geographic location of your store.
"Our customers tell us almost every day how happy they are that we brought Sears back to our community. When they find out that we are locally owned and operated they are even more excited to support and shop with us."
"The Sears Hometown team for store set up, training and District Manager were excellent. They really made the process very easy for me on my end. The new AAE signing and displays are great, the store looks bright and inviting, customers love it!"
"It is really nice to be a part of a brand that everyone knows and trust. Customers treat you as if you have been doing this a long time. You don't have to work as hard for customer trust. It's already there the moment they walk in the door."