On Thursday Sears issued some disappointing news that wasn't entirely unexpected, when they announced they'll be closing the Sears store at Crossroads Mall in Waterloo.

Employees were notified the doors will be closing in early April. The store plans to have a liquidation sale that will start in the middle of January. It sounds like the company will be offering severance packages to employees that qualify.

The Waterloo store wasn't the only location that got the bad news. It was also announced that 102 other Sears and Kmart locations will be closing throughout the country.