Flatbush

Landmark Sears in Flatbush still thriving, shoppers say

January 11, 2019 By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sears. Eagle file photo

Sears hasn’t lost a step.

The massive American retailer still has its original signage at its massive home at 2307 Beverley Road — a city landmark in the heart of Flatbush — and, according to NY1, it’s still thriving in Brooklyn, despite struggling nationwide.

The chain declared bankruptcy in October and is still scrambling to avoid liquidation, NY1 reported, but for Brooklynites, shopping at sears remains a “long-standing tradition.”

“They talk about Amazon, but Sears goes way back. Way, way back,” one shopper told the news outlet. “They used to have the thick catalogs with all the stuff in it. But I like shopping at Sears.”

The Art Deco building is also one of the only Sears retail stores opened by the company in the 1930s that’s still in operation.