Two longtime Ellsworth businesses are slated to close this summer, with the Sears Hometown Store set to close on July 23rd and Comics Plus slated to close on August 31st.

With the closure of the Sears Hometown Store on 60 Downeast Highway, it means that the closest Sears Hometown Store will be at 90 Moosehead Trail in Newport. Since the Sears Department Store closed at the Bangor Mall, the closest Sears Department Store is located at the Maine Mall in Portland.

Comics Plus located at 25 Eastward Lane opened on January 16, 1993 according to its Facebook page. The store is planning on closing on August 31, 2018