Here is a vintage 1950 Sears stand alone store that was rumored last year to be redeveloped.
According to the above link, the Sears which was rumored to be replaced by a large multi-use development by Weingarten does not have a deal in place for the store. Click on the title to see the other article about the visionary redevelopment of this site. This is one of the Sears stores that was part of the new REIT Seritage Growth Properties. This store has many elements of the past still in place including signage, lighting, and a Keyshop. This is also a test store for the new Sears Parts Direct counters.
You just don't see many signs like this one these days.
We will start with the interior of the store in the appliance department.
Here is one of the Sears Parts Direct counters that the company is testing out. This is located in between the appliances and the sporting goods departments.
Near the Parts Direct counter.
A better look at the Parts Direct counter. You can see the big touch screen kiosk that you can search for items to order and have shipped to the store.
Here is a very old sign at the staircase on the second floor.
Some views of the second floor.
The lighting is definitely an element of the past.
The former portrait studio is partially covered up by signage and mattresses.
The former hearing aid department has a home services advertisement.
Back to the first floor for some electronics and appliances.
Appliances again with the Men's Department in the background.
This is one of the stores where the major appliances have informational touch screens.
Here is the stairway entrance on the first floor with an old school sign as well.
The view from one side of the store to the other.
Now for some more electronics.
The electronics department has the latest color scheme.
The Hardware and Outdoor departments.
Looking from the elevator to the jewelry and Women's clothing on the first floor.
Now for the exterior of the store with the vintage red neon Sears sign.
The South side of the sign is an active bus stop.
The more recent sign is not nearly as awesome as the neon sign.
An old school Keyshop towards the back of the lot still in business. This small business is sandwiched between the store and the Auto Center.
The new and the old signs from both sides of the building.
The detached Auto Center to the North of the store.