Photos: Sears Opens To The Public

March 9, 2012

A steady stream of people were walking into and around the newly opened Sears store on Victoria Street next to the Shopping Centre on Wednesday [Mar.7].

People were price comparing, looking around, and many were making purchases. Owned by MarketPlace, the store hired 8 new employees and features 12,000 square feet of retail space.

A welcoming snack in the form of cake, juice, and candy were on hand in the corner of the new store, just below the stairs that led from the lower floor major appliances display to the smaller items display on the upper floor.

On the upper floor were numerous items including microwaves, tools, exercise and home gym equipment, outdoor furniture, vacuum cleaners, crockpots, cooking utensils and more.

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  1. Stacey says:

    What are their operating hours?

  2. Can't Take It Anymore says:

    Not sure, but I know they close at 7 on weekdays!!

  3. Stacey says:

    Thanks I found the hours on RG. They’re open Mon-Friday 9am-7pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm. I find it a little weird that they’re closed on Saturday’s but oh well.

  4. Really?? says:

    Is having a name branded store not against the Anti-Franchising laws in Bermuda???

    This does not make any sense, oh hang on owner probably has a friend in the PLP. no panic public that breach in law has been cleared up.

    FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES.

    • Politely Pompous says:

      It appears that the franchise laws only apply to restaurants because I fail to see how this is not considered one. The fact that each Sears store is privately owned (as someone pointed out) has nothing to do with it because so are the individual McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King’s,Domino’s,etc.-each is independently owned by a franchisee but they still answer to the parent company. Same would apply with this Sears branch-there would be rules Market Place would have to follow as far as allowed colours, logos,etc. They can’t just do as they want and answer to the head office-IT IS A FRANCHISE!

      This country is so backwards,I swear. Look around and we have plenty of franchises here-Louis Vuitton, Mango, FCUK, Banana Republic, Marks & Spencer, The Levi Store, Mac, Body Shop (before they closed)…it goes on and on and seems to be fine…but try and open a Mickey D’s and it’s like the world has come to and end-it’s unreasonable and a double standard!!!

    • observer says:

      The owner dates a PLP MP

  5. REALISM says:

    sears clothing outlet next? being hopeful..i cant stand the clothing options here

    • Say no says:

      You do not want Sears clothes here. That part of Sears need to close down.
      The clothes look like if you wash them once, they will fall apart

  6. John says:

    From what i understand Sears is not a franchise but stores are privately owned. What i want to know is if there were really 8 jobs created because i see market place staff in those photos, so unless their former positions have been filled with new people, no jobs were created just transferred.

  7. Razor Ramon says:

    Get Walmart here.

  8. Go Nandi says:

    Saturday is the Sabbath…

  9. Jennifer says:

    It is not illegal to have a franchise in Bermuda. The anti-franchise law only apply to restaurant. It is not about having friends in high places. The food franchise laws were (in theory) brought in so as not to saturate the Bermuda market with American style restaurants only. PLP aren’t the only ones being protected by that law… you only have to look at who owns the major restaurants in Bermuda…. get it right!

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