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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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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #600 on: April 30, 2022, 10:28:18 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.


I know of at least one that became a church.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #601 on: May 01, 2022, 01:14:00 AM »

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 #602 on: May 01, 2022, 07:17:09 PM »

The courthouse in Rowan County, Ky., was converted from a former grocery store while I was in college at Morehead State.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #603 on: May 01, 2022, 10:26:43 PM »

I know of at least one that became a church.
Thank you for praying at K-mart.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #604 on: May 02, 2022, 10:29:09 AM »

We've got a Blue Light Special on wine and bread at the altar!
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #605 on: May 02, 2022, 10:35:45 AM »

We've got a Blue Light Special on wine and bread at the altar!
Discounts on the King of Beers, brought to you by the King of Kings!
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #606 on: May 02, 2022, 11:06:29 AM »

We've got a Blue Light Special on wine and bread at the altar!

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #607 on: May 02, 2022, 01:10:11 PM »

Attention Kmart shoppers this will be the last blue light special ever. Take whatever you want.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #608 on: May 02, 2022, 04:20:12 PM »

Attention Kmart shoppers this will be the last blue light special ever. Take whatever you want.

Will the last shopper please turn off the blue light before you leave?
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #609 on: May 03, 2022, 07:08:42 AM »

One former K-Mart because Lulu's Roadhouse of Kitchener, ON, with the dress code "NO JEANS" in big letters on the roadside sign.  Sadly, the Google Streetview imagery has expired from here.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #610 on: May 03, 2022, 03:00:43 PM »

The nearest ex-K-Mart to me became a couple of short-lived flea markets and finally a Rural King.

Where I used to live, you had one in Middle Island and another closer to me in Farmingville. The one in Middle Island is dormant, once again, but I don't know what the one in Farmingville is now.

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #611 on: May 04, 2022, 08:12:34 AM »

Down to three stores:
https://www.fox61.com/article/news/nation-world/kmart-3-stores-left/507-5526c7c0-5367-4a45-8aa5-a4ec64705b01

Might as well put 'em out of their misery now and get it over with. No sense in dragging it out at this point.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #612 on: May 04, 2022, 09:46:43 AM »

I don't know.  It might be kind of cool to have a couple of them around still, kind of like an artifact of days gone by.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #613 on: May 04, 2022, 10:56:45 AM »

Down to three stores:
https://www.fox61.com/article/news/nation-world/kmart-3-stores-left/507-5526c7c0-5367-4a45-8aa5-a4ec64705b01

Might as well put 'em out of their misery now and get it over with. No sense in dragging it out at this point.
Also, Sears gotta go. They had too long to get their crap together, and they are down to 12 stores IIRC.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #614 on: May 04, 2022, 11:46:37 AM »

Down to three stores:
https://www.fox61.com/article/news/nation-world/kmart-3-stores-left/507-5526c7c0-5367-4a45-8aa5-a4ec64705b01

Might as well put 'em out of their misery now and get it over with. No sense in dragging it out at this point.
Also, Sears gotta go. They had too long to get their crap together, and they are down to 12 stores IIRC.

I'm reminded of a cartoon from when Sears and KMart merged:  It showed the Nickelodeon cartoon character Catdog, labeling one part as Sears and the other as KMart.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #615 on: May 04, 2022, 12:30:28 PM »

What would be more amazing than anything else is if Sears or K-Mart actually opened a new store.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #616 on: May 04, 2022, 01:36:12 PM »

I don't know.  It might be kind of cool to have a couple of them around still, kind of like an artifact of days gone by.

Like the last Blockbuster in Bend Oregon?
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #617 on: May 04, 2022, 01:43:28 PM »

I don't know.  It might be kind of cool to have a couple of them around still, kind of like an artifact of days gone by.

Like the last Blockbuster in Bend Oregon?

Which is actually a really fun side attraction now.  Regarding Sears, there is still the Hometown stores which are mostly run by franchises:

https://www.searshometownstores.com/store-list
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #618 on: May 04, 2022, 02:04:58 PM »

I don't mind Blockbuster going away at all.  I used to rent movies pretty often.  But Blockbuster liked to substitute PG cut versions of R films without even any notice on the box.  Maybe some parents with teen kids who are gonna watch the movie at home want that... but you've gotta tell people what they're paying for.
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« Reply #619 on: May 04, 2022, 02:25:02 PM »

It was more about renting random video games and Maniac Mansion for the 27th time that I associate with Blockbuster.  Basically itís all rose tinted nostalgia at the end of the day, but thatís what makes the single location in Bend nice.  They know they are catering to nostalgia at the last Blockbuster and donít have really do anything else but maintain the long dead store format. 
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #620 on: May 04, 2022, 03:05:22 PM »

I don't know.  It might be kind of cool to have a couple of them around still, kind of like an artifact of days gone by.

Like the last Blockbuster in Bend Oregon?

Which is actually a really fun side attraction now.  Regarding Sears, there is still the Hometown stores which are mostly run by franchises:

https://www.searshometownstores.com/store-list
Got one in Dunn, now on the potential chopping block.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #621 on: May 04, 2022, 03:46:28 PM »

I don't mind Blockbuster going away at all.  I used to rent movies pretty often.  But Blockbuster liked to substitute PG cut versions of R films without even any notice on the box.  Maybe some parents with teen kids who are gonna watch the movie at home want that... but you've gotta tell people what they're paying for.
It was nice having Blockbuster around if I wanted to watch a particular movie and didn't want to have to wait for it to come in the mail from Netflix, but said movie had to be pretty mainstream in order for Blockbuster to carry it.
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« Reply #622 on: May 04, 2022, 03:48:54 PM »

I don't mind Blockbuster going away at all.  I used to rent movies pretty often.  But Blockbuster liked to substitute PG cut versions of R films without even any notice on the box.  Maybe some parents with teen kids who are gonna watch the movie at home want that... but you've gotta tell people what they're paying for.
It was nice having Blockbuster around if I wanted to watch a particular movie and didn't want to have to wait for it to come in the mail from Netflix, but said movie had to be pretty mainstream in order for Blockbuster to carry it.

Further back Blockbuster used to carry more obscure stuff.  Thatís more or less how I originally binged most monster, horror and slasher movies. 
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #623 on: May 04, 2022, 03:50:33 PM »

I don't mind Blockbuster going away at all.  I used to rent movies pretty often.  But Blockbuster liked to substitute PG cut versions of R films without even any notice on the box.  Maybe some parents with teen kids who are gonna watch the movie at home want that... but you've gotta tell people what they're paying for.
It was nice having Blockbuster around if I wanted to watch a particular movie and didn't want to have to wait for it to come in the mail from Netflix, but said movie had to be pretty mainstream in order for Blockbuster to carry it.

Further back Blockbuster used to carry more obscure stuff.  Thatís more or less how I originally binged most monster, horror and slasher movies.
How much further back?  I don't remember a time when Blockbuster wasn't insisting on only carrying "family-friend" [read: no homos] movies.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #624 on: May 04, 2022, 03:54:26 PM »

I don't mind Blockbuster going away at all.  I used to rent movies pretty often.  But Blockbuster liked to substitute PG cut versions of R films without even any notice on the box.  Maybe some parents with teen kids who are gonna watch the movie at home want that... but you've gotta tell people what they're paying for.
It was nice having Blockbuster around if I wanted to watch a particular movie and didn't want to have to wait for it to come in the mail from Netflix, but said movie had to be pretty mainstream in order for Blockbuster to carry it.

Further back Blockbuster used to carry more obscure stuff.  Thatís more or less how I originally binged most monster, horror and slasher movies.
How much further back?  I don't remember a time when Blockbuster wasn't insisting on only carrying "family-friend" [read: no homos] movies.

1980s and 1990s.  The only real obstruction was that I had to convince one of my parents or an adult to take the ďscandalous stuffĒ up to the checkout.
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