CALEDONIA, WI — Citing a weak retail environment and operational difficulties, the Kmart at 5141 Douglas Ave. will close its doors before the year is out.

According to a mass-layoff notice filed by Transform KM LLC, the holding company that owns Kmart, announced that a total of 47 workers will be permanently laid off.

Company officials said that the Kmart will begin layoffs starting on about Dec. 15 as the store is officially shuttered.

Below is the list of employees that will be laid off:

In early August, officials with TransformCo stated that they planned to close 26 large-format Kmart stores across the country, but they could not rule out more closings. The Caledonia store was not initially slated to be closed, but Racine County Eye learned that employees were told the store would be closing.

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