KIMT NEWS 3 - Sears is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy, which will impact some of its stores and workers.
The company had to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, because it was unable to pay a $134 million debt payment that was due Monday.
Sears is just one of many retailers that have been struggling since the rise in popularity of online shopping.
Employees at Sears Hometown Store in Austin tell KIMT the recent news won't affect their location. That's because they're locally owned.
Kim Myers is from Sargeant, Minn. and thinks it's hard to see another big box store struggle.
"Everything's changed since I was a kid," Myers said, "and Sears was such a big part of our life growing up, Sears and Roebuck. It's just sad."
Myers said the recent news won't change how she shops.
"I want to go to a brick and mortar place," Myers said. "I want to actually go into the store and see what I'm getting and pick it out and pay for it with cash. Yup, that's me. I'm old that way."
Sears is a company that's been around for more than 130 years.