From what I have heard from this site and others, my impression of SEARS was very poor. I imagined depressed workers, crappy products, and low foot traffic.
Recently I went to their Miami retail store while visiting the city... It was a great place to shop. Friendly staff, good product selection, and full of shoppers. Their auto center was on the same property so I imagine people shop while they are getting auto work done. I was impressed with the reality of the store contrasted with my expectations.
Maybe it was a new model, recently remodeled, or just a new store.