The closing will include 49 Kmart stores and 17 Sears stores, with most closing by September.
"In anticipation of this closure we have proactively engaged in discussions with a number of retailers and other users", she said.
Riefs said customers still can shop via outlets such as Kmart's Shop Your Way membership platform, websites and mobile apps.
Sears closed the Chico auto center in late May.
Business Insider announced Wednesday that Sears is shutting down 72 stores on top of the more than 180 stores that were already slated to close.
There are 18 Sears stores in MI and 27 Kmart stores.
The last Kmart store in the Corridor will close later this year, the company told The Gazette Tuesday.
Another Kmart store in MA is shutting its doors.
"In order for (redevelopment) to happen, the Sears store has to close". Sears Hometown stores carry an even larger selection. Among the local stores on the list are two of the three remaining Kmarts in El Paso, and one each in Las Cruces and Alamogordo. "As a result, we hope to retain a portion of the sales previously associated with these stores by maintaining our relationships with the members who shopped this location".
As Sears Holdings continues to struggle, the chain has once again updated is restructuring plan. In today's day and age, retail brick and mortar stores are having to reinvent themselves to be able to compete in a world of online purchases.
The company closed its last Cedar Rapids Kmart in 2013. Last month, Sears Holdings reported its first quarterly profit in almost two years.
Collectively for Sears and Kmart, sales at stores open at least a year were down 11.9 percent in February and March compared with a year earlier. "As soon as we start making money, people are gonna say, "How did I miss this?"