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Sears Hometown Store to Open in February

The store will be located at 16670 Lakeshore Drive.

A new store is set to open early February in Lake Elsinore.

Located at 16670 Lakeshore Drive, the Sears Hometown Store will offer appliances, electronics, lawn and garden equipment, tools, fitness equipment, mattresses and more. The store will carry Sears’ brands, such as Craftsman and Kenmore, as well as an assortment of national brands. 

“It’s a perfect match for the town because now people can stay local and purchase those items,” said Kim Joseph Cousins, the CEO and president of Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Cousins said the Chamber has been working closely with Sears and other companies to bring new businesses to Lake Elsinore, especially those that offer products residents tend to purchase beyond city limits.       

“We certainly can tell based on Riverside County sales tax reports that people are spending money in these categories,” Cousins said. “It’s just that they’re spending it in local cities so they’re going outside of town.”

Instead of losing sales tax dollars to neighboring cities, Cousins said the new store would attract Lake Elsinore shoppers as well as out-of-town customers.

“Lake Elsinore is a hub for fellow communities,” Cousins said. “We have a large reach beyond just the boundaries of the city.”

There are more than 900 Sears Hometown Stores located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. 

Like other Sears Hometown Stores, the Lake Elsinore location is independently owned and operated.

Fred Carter, senior manager of region development for Sears Hometown Stores, said the company is “delighted to have Fathi Mohamed and his team serving customers in the Lake Elsinore community.”

“We’re there to offer the best customer service available to the community,” he said.

Roberto November 23, 2012 at 05:52 PM
We once had a Sears outlet store by the Sizzler. Welcome back!
Ken Mayes November 23, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Shows how long you have been around. Sears had an outlet store in downtown Elsinore on Graham across from Pioneer Lumber for years. Picked up a box of bee's from there back in the early 80's .
Anon November 24, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I remember that Roberto, I bought my husband a tool chest there. I had forgotten all about that.
Roberto November 24, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I remember parallel parking on Main St., no light at 4 corners and pecan groves north of the lake.
Keith Haworth November 24, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Let's hope the prices are competitive with Home Depot and Lowes
julian November 24, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I remember you could buy farm animals on Main Street, and the place was the most thriving commercial street in the valley.
Roberto November 24, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Yep, SEDCO hills covered both sides of what is now the 15 freeway, you knew just about everybody in town & the LEUSD covered Rancho California & Murrietta.
Leah November 24, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Why did it ever leave in the first place?
Anon November 24, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Where is this going in on Lakeshore, can someone give me an idea? Trying to figure out that address.
Mandi Macabre November 24, 2012 at 09:39 PM
It will be near the Stater Bros but before the Rite Aid on the Riverside/Machado side of Lakeshore.
Anon November 24, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Thanks!!
Diana November 25, 2012 at 03:42 AM
HMMMMMMMM there isn't much room there????? Are the building a new building????
Roberto November 25, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Grand Opening!......................Grand Closing!
Constant Comment November 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Does your crystal ball have a crack in it? }~0
Jill Cunningham November 27, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Looks Like the old Big lots building
Sheila Juarez January 29, 2013 at 07:04 PM
How about a few good restaruants in Lake Elsinore ? The worse town ever for good Mexican food. We have to go all the way to Temecula for good restaraunts. Chiles and Don Joses is it .And a bit burnt out. Or even a Ross store.
Becky Honkington January 29, 2013 at 09:49 PM
I LOVE me some Guadalajara. On Main St. Have you tried it?

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