BROOKFIELD -- If you plan to shop at Brookfield Square Monday, September 21st be aware that the Sears store is closed -- and has been since Friday. The closure is a result of heavy rain we saw at the end of last week.
Signs on the doors say it's closed due to a power outage. There is also a sign that says the store has been "Condemned as Dangerous and Unsafe."
No other stores at the mall are affected.
Customers who rolled up to the store on Monday were surprised to find it closed.
"I'm trying to buy a tractor because my tractor died. I was surprised that a store this size would close," Mike Parnau said.
"I was actually doing a return, but you know, things happen," Chris Meinholz said.
"To actually see a store closed on a Monday, in the middle of the day? I wonder if it has something to do with the construction going on," Michael Bakich said.
A statement from Sears Corporate Communications indicates the store has been closed since Friday morning, September 18th:
The full statement also indicates regret for any inconvenience this closure has caused for customers, such as John Groth -- who showed up Monday.
"It`s just very discouraging that I didn`t know about it ahead of time. It could`ve saved me a trip," Groth said.
According to the statement from Sears Corporate Communications, customers who need to pick up orders at the Brookfield store should visit the Sears store at Southridge Mall in Greendale for the time being.