CASPER, Wyo. Both Sears and K-Mart will close soon, and Macy's is set to close in March.
Small business owners say online shopping is more popular, which affects standing stores including their own.
The closure announcements have made owner rethink their business plan.
One owner says small stores can thrive despite the popularity of online shopping.
"When you see the big guys going under, it's a reality of the trends in shopping nowadays. It's not a positive trend for a brick and mortar store of course. But at the same time, I can't imagine a community without stores." Said William Miller, the owner of Wyoming Camera Outfitters.