The Westfield Palm Desert Sears store is closing

In yet another sign that malls as we know them will likely no longer exist 10 years from now, Sears has announced that 96 of its stores (51 Sears and 45 Kmarts) are closing down, including the location that has been at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert since 2004.

Going-out-of-business sales in the 96 stores that are closing (full list here) will begin December 2.

No word on how many employees will be affected by the closure.