Retail titan torn down
Sears at Brookfield Square demolished

By Freeman Staff

June 8, 2018

A construction worker uses a hose on a piece of equipment during the demolition of the former Sears building on the south end of Brookfield Square on Thursday.

BROOKFIELD Once a formidable player in the American retail landscape, the Sears at Brookfield Square mall was torn down Thursday.

Nearly 200 Sears and Kmart stores have closed or are in the process of closing as the parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., has struggled to survive in the current retail climate.

The space at Brookfield Square will be redeveloped into a Marcus Theatres BistroPlex and WhirlyBall, a bar and restaurant offering such amenities as bumper cars.