“This is Sears Today” is theme Sears chose to introduce their model store to the Cincinnati area.
The two story store (pictured above) featured 52 different departments including an auto center and a restaurant. In the 60’s Sears had the philosophy of which it was obligated to purchase as much of its merchandise as possible locally. In 1965 alone Sears purchased merchandise worth nearly 37 million dollars from 70 different Cincinnati manufacturers.
The above image shows a view of the Sears storefront at Tri-County Mall in Cincinnati two days before closing its doors for good in 2018, marking the end of a magnificent 51 year run at this location.