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How much longer do you think Sears and Kmart Have?

6 Months
- 20 (19.6%)
9 Months
- 10 (9.8%)
One Year
- 28 (27.5%)
Two Years
- 21 (20.6%)
Five Years
- 13 (12.7%)
Ten Years
- 1 (1%)
They'll be around forever!
- 9 (8.8%)

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Author Topic: Sears-Kmart Death Watch  (Read 64046 times)

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #575 on: December 13, 2021, 10:27:10 AM »

So Sears is still sending me emails.  I clicked on one to see what they are selling and it is a sad state.  It is a marketplace with a PS5 in stock teaser.  The ad depicts the PS5 in stock but upon clicking you get $1000 bundle options sold by a third party.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #576 on: December 21, 2021, 02:24:58 PM »

Kmart is deceased in California as of this past Sunday, as the final store in Grass Valley closed.  Target will be taking over that building with an opening later on in 2022.

It looks like the lone Kmart survivor west of the Mississippi is in Hamilton, Montana.  Plus there's one out on Guam.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #577 on: December 21, 2021, 02:53:35 PM »

https://howmanykmartstores.com/

https://howmanysearsstores.com/

17 Kmarts and 23 Sears still open as of November 11.
Ahh, so the nearest one to me is Orlando now. The last I heard it was Brandon.

I thought the last Sears in Brooklyn closed already. Now the only stores anyone in the New York Tri-State area has left are Jersey City and Newburgh.

As for K Mart, only two will be left soon in Bridgehampton and the Bronx (in New York), and the only two left in Florida are way down in SOUTH Florida.

I've been to the one in Bridgehampton, but not any of the ones in the Bronx or White Plains.




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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #578 on: January 10, 2022, 05:50:40 PM »

https://www.kpax.com/news/ravalli-county/hamilton-kmart-to-close-in-early-march

Hamilton, MT Kmart store will be closing for good on March 6. That will leave 5 stores in the continental US (2 in FL, 2 in NJ, and 1 in NY).
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #579 on: February 20, 2022, 11:56:31 PM »

https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/kmart-closing-last-stores-new-jersey-americana-20220220.html

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Only four Kmarts are left in the U.S. and two are in New Jersey.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #580 on: March 07, 2022, 05:51:36 PM »

https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/kmart-closing-last-stores-new-jersey-americana-20220220.html

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Only four Kmarts are left in the U.S. and two are in New Jersey.

Thatís incredible, one of the last Kmarts is the one I could walk to as a kid.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #581 on: March 09, 2022, 12:56:26 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #582 on: March 09, 2022, 12:57:10 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/

Good grief.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #583 on: March 09, 2022, 06:11:28 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/

Good grief.

I saw an article where the Kmart in Key West is on the chopping block.  I joked that Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to the closest Walmart.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #584 on: March 09, 2022, 06:23:50 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/

Good grief.

I saw an article where the Kmart in Key West is on the chopping block.  I joked that Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to the closest Walmart.

That Kmart and the Sears across the street on Kennedy were the only big box retail in town.  Unless you in the Navy that doesnít really leave you much choice but to head to the mainland in a pinch for a big general retailer.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #585 on: March 09, 2022, 06:45:26 PM »

Are those four the only ones left open, or just (at press time, before Avenel was announced to get the axe) the ones not announced to be closing? There are more than that listed on the Kmart website, but some have been noted here as closed.

I do fully appreciate that the Kmart website is probably run with the same level of attention as the stores themselves.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #586 on: March 09, 2022, 07:13:47 PM »

I can confirm that the one in Marshall, Michigan is closed. I have driven past it in it's post Kmart life already.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #587 on: March 11, 2022, 01:29:48 PM »

I may have said it before, but at this point, what is the reason to have any of them open?  When you have less than 5 stores open (K-Mart), you really cease to be a chain, and one would think that there is no cost savings involved with purchasing, warehousing, or distribution.  I know that there is a chain of Sears Hometown stores that Lambert owns separately, and I guess that they could use some of those facilities.  Just have a wake for the stores and bury them into retailing history.  They can take a chapter after the ones highlighting A & P grocery and Howard Johnson's Restaurants.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #588 on: March 11, 2022, 06:11:29 PM »

I may have said it before, but at this point, what is the reason to have any of them open?  When you have less than 5 stores open (K-Mart), you really cease to be a chain, and one would think that there is no cost savings involved with purchasing, warehousing, or distribution.  I know that there is a chain of Sears Hometown stores that Lambert owns separately, and I guess that they could use some of those facilities.  Just have a wake for the stores and bury them into retailing history.  They can take a chapter after the ones highlighting A & P grocery and Howard Johnson's Restaurants.
There could be legal reasons to maintain a handful of stores while certain asset disposal issues, sale of company name, trademarks, etc. are finalized.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #589 on: March 11, 2022, 06:24:43 PM »

At this point, the remaining Sears/Kmarts deserve to be restricted to the island of Guam. 
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #590 on: March 11, 2022, 09:02:24 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/

Good grief.

I saw an article where the Kmart in Key West is on the chopping block.  I joked that Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to the closest Walmart.
I'm surprised Kmart didn't sell its Key West store as a going concern to Walmart or Target or Publix
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #591 on: March 11, 2022, 09:07:26 PM »

The Kmart store in Avenel, NJ is now on the closing list. 3 Kmart stores left in the mainland United States!

 https://www.sb360.com/select-projects/events/sears-list/

Good grief.

I saw an article where the Kmart in Key West is on the chopping block.  I joked that Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to the closest Walmart.
I'm surprised Kmart didn't sell its Key West store as a going concern to Walmart or Target or Publix

Rumor has been for years that Target wanted to build a store on Rockland Key. 
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #592 on: March 12, 2022, 09:27:37 AM »

At this point, the remaining Sears/Kmarts deserve to be restricted to the island of Guam.

What did Guam do to deserve that sad fate? Bad enough all the people there may make the island capsize.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #593 on: March 12, 2022, 09:55:17 AM »

Some of it probably has to do with the leases of the store if Kmart doesn't own their own stores which I don't think they did, I say did because I will never step foot into another Kmart. Anyway I think with the leases running out is when they have been shutting stores down. I really don't think any Kmart is profitable anymore. It was strange only having one store left in Michigan before it closed and even stranger not having any Kmart's left in the state. Our last Sears store has also closed.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #594 on: March 14, 2022, 12:47:31 PM »

At this point, the remaining Sears/Kmarts deserve to be restricted to the island of Guam.
Yakko's World but it's all the countries that still have Sears/Kmart.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #596 on: April 30, 2022, 07:03:36 PM »

Down to three stores:
https://www.fox61.com/article/news/nation-world/kmart-3-stores-left/507-5526c7c0-5367-4a45-8aa5-a4ec64705b01
And one of them is the one in Bridgehampton, NY.


I wonder if the distribution center in Ocala is still serving the store in Miami.

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #597 on: April 30, 2022, 07:50:45 PM »

I wonder if the distribution center in Ocala is still serving the store in Miami.

What else would it serve? (Iím genuinely asking.)
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #598 on: April 30, 2022, 08:28:31 PM »

I was working in the field this past week, and came across one of the most creative and unusual use for a former Kmart...

How about a new courthouse?

https://www.craigdailypress.com/news/trio-of-community-members-speak-in-favor-of-potential-new-courthouse-at-old-kmart-building/

Even though this article is old stating the Moffatt County Courthouse may or may not consider the old Kmart building, they officially have signs up touting the new courthouse and they are rehabbing the building as we speak.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #599 on: April 30, 2022, 08:53:08 PM »

I wonder if the distribution center in Ocala is still serving the store in Miami.

What else would it serve? (Iím genuinely asking.)
I'm not sure that warehouse is even affiliated with KMart anymore.
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