In what is possibly the least surprising store-closing news of the year, the Dedham Sears is shutting its doors forever as the chain continues to shrink into nothingness.
Alert Globe reader Gary C. noticed the ad (see below) in today's Globe, several months after Sears announced Massachusetts closings that did not include Dedham.
Employees said they were notified two days ago and that the last day could be sometime in July. As of today, all sales are final.
The store had been at the Dedham Mall since its opening in 1960 and survived the mall's transition from a traditional mall - complete with a Christmastime Santa - into a collection of big boxes.
In 2012, an escalator fan videoed his rides up and down the escalators in the store.
Today in Dedham:
The Globe ad: