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Local Sears Hometown Store not even close to closing

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Boerne’s Sears Hometown Store won’t be shuttered despite a list of 80 Sears store closures announced during the last week of 2018 - seven of those stores in Texas.

However, according to Vaughn Preuss, local Sears Hometown Store manager, his business doesn’t have that sort of alignment with the once-huge, powerhouse corporation.

“We are not Sears,” Preuss said. “We are a Sears Hometown Store and there are 750 of us across the nation.”

A flyer, available at the store, shows a picture of owner Ken Stribling stating, “I don’t work for Sears. I own this place. I work for you.”

The Boerne Sears Hometown Store has operated at 1514 S. Main for approximately 17 years.

“We could care less what happens to Sears,” Preuss said, referring to Sears’ October Chapter 11filing. “For us nothing changes.”