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Friday May 24, 2013

Sears - Kmart Converting Empty Stores into Data Centers

As part of the company's restructuring plan, Sears - Kmart is converting 280M square feet of empty stores into data centers.

"This is a redevelopment play where we look at 280 million square feet, third largest [undeveloped space] in the U.S., and saying let’s look for opportunities to do something out of the box," he said. All told, Farney is looking at three different businesses for these old buildings: data centers, disaster recovery sites and offering rooftop space to wireless providers to plant antennae.

Sears - Kmart really seems to be getting with the times lately. The company's ship my pants campaign was a hit and it's new Big Gas Savings commercial is pretty funny: