By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 13, 2008 at 3:30 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports that Sears will close seven poor performing stores in February. Among them: The Sears Grand and Sears Essentials stores in American Fork, Utah; Clearwater, Fla.; and in Menomonee Falls, at N77 W14435 Appleton Ave. The 75,000-sq. ft. Sears Grand location opened in 2006 when it was transformed out of a Kmart. 

Last month, Sears also decided to close on a dozen stores at the end of the year, including eight Kmarts, two mall locations, a Sears Grand and a Sears Essentials.

Local real estate sources say that the company also will not renew its lease at Bayshore Towne Center. It has three more years left at the location. Mall owners are said to be pursing a replacement. Von Maur and Nordstrom are targets.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.