The Sears building at West Ridge Mall is for sale

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- As Sears teeters on the edge of liquidation, the retail giant is selling its property at West Ridge Mall for nearly $3.5 million.

The 139,000 sq. ft. building had been an anchor at West Ridge Mall since 1990 before shuttering for good in September. A giant ‘For Sale’ sign has stood on the edge of the property since last month, the agency trying to sell the location, LANE4, said.

LANE4 says the property covers more than 7.5 acres and includes hundreds of parking spots, as well as the almost 30 year old building itself.

Sears has been battling financial troubles for years. Its closure last year along, with the departure of Burlington Coat Factory, have highlighted a steady stream of businesses abandoning West Ridge, including Eddie Bauer, Chick-fil-A, Kwan Wah, and GAP.