PACE — With recent news surrounding Sears Holdings Corporation, the Sears Hometown Store in Pace wants to assure local residents they will remain open.

Sears Hometown locations operate under Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, which separated from Sears Holdings Corporation in October 2012 and is a different, publicly traded company.

News from Sears Holdings Corporation about its performance or store closings in no way reflects the health of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores or the local Sears Hometown Store, a media release states.

“We want to make sure our customers know that we are here to stay and will continue to provide the wonderful community with the same top-notch products, unparalleled customer service and incomparable store experience they have come to expect from us,” said Roy Graves, owner of Sears Hometown Store in Pace.

“Our store is thriving, and looking forward to being a valued community partner in Pace and Milton for many years to come.”