Kmart announced today it is closing its Lewiston store, leaving the town without any general merchandise big-box stores.

“After careful review, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Kmart store in Lewiston,” according to a statement issued by the company today.

The liquidation sale is set to begin in mid-September and the store is scheduled to close by mid-December.

Kmart  officials are encouraging their customers to shop on their online site after the brick and mortar store closes.