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How much longer do you think Sears and Kmart Have?

6 Months
- 15 (18.5%)
9 Months
- 8 (9.9%)
One Year
- 21 (25.9%)
Two Years
- 17 (21%)
Five Years
- 12 (14.8%)
Ten Years
- 1 (1.2%)
They'll be around forever!
- 7 (8.6%)

Total Members Voted: 81


Author Topic: Sears-Kmart Death Watch  (Read 15907 times)

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #325 on: September 09, 2019, 08:44:12 PM »

^^So did Chick-Fil-A in Wisconsin, but I see they are building one in Appleton.

That outlet, actually in an unincorporated area just west of the city, opened a couple of weeks ago.  They've had an outlet in Racine for many years now and opened a couple in suburban Milwaukee within the past couple of years.

I'll wait until their novelty wears off a bit before I check them out - the lines continue to be too wackoly long.

 :-o

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #326 on: September 09, 2019, 08:50:05 PM »

Sears has closed at Florence Mall.  One anchor gone--officially a dying mall.  Also, found out the K-Mart in Edgewood, KY will be closing in 2020.

A single missing anchor does not a dying mall make.

True dat. Wife and sister-in-law were there a few weeks ago, for the first time in years, and reported it to be booming.

If every mall with a Sears is officially a dying mall, then a whole lot of malls are dying -- even some that are doing very well.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #327 on: September 09, 2019, 08:52:23 PM »

^^So did Chick-Fil-A in Wisconsin, but I see they are building one in Appleton.

That outlet, actually in an unincorporated area just west of the city, opened a couple of weeks ago.  They've had an outlet in Racine for many years now and opened a couple in suburban Milwaukee within the past couple of years.

I'll wait until their novelty wears off a bit before I check them out - the lines continue to be too wackoly long.

 :-o

Mike

Madison has one near East Towne and West Towne malls. East Towne also recently got a Portillos
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #328 on: September 09, 2019, 08:59:18 PM »

For some reason, they put the Chick-Fil-A in Latham, NY behind security at the Albany International Airport.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #329 on: September 11, 2019, 04:00:35 AM »

I visited the newest k-mart.... *does a clarkson voice* in the country. And it was sad.

That's actually really nice for a Kmart.



That scroll under the Electronics header...guessing you couldn't actually buy a VCR...
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #330 on: September 11, 2019, 05:23:56 AM »

Sears has closed at Florence Mall.  One anchor gone--officially a dying mall.  Also, found out the K-Mart in Edgewood, KY will be closing in 2020.

That would mean malls were dying in the 1980's, when anchors were closing then too.  True for a few of them, not true for the vast majority.  The Sears closures are just an unusual way of closing out a store, combined with the fact that Sears often owns the actual building and real estate attached to many malls.

I visited the newest k-mart.... *does a clarkson voice* in the country. And it was sad.

That's actually really nice for a Kmart.



That scroll under the Electronics header...guessing you couldn't actually buy a VCR...

Heck, I doubt you could really buy a stereo and video camera as well!  Maybe they'll eventually get cell phones in someday in the electronics section though!   :-D :-D
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #331 on: September 12, 2019, 01:19:35 AM »

Those items really do look so sad and lonely....

 :no:

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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #332 on: September 12, 2019, 09:04:02 AM »

I visited the newest k-mart.... *does a clarkson voice* in the country. And it was sad.

This store will be closing this fall, Somers Point NJ, 2003-2019.








It never got the current logo on its entrance! Is it near any other big box stores (such as Walmart or Target)?
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #333 on: September 12, 2019, 09:27:51 AM »

Kmart will not be missed. Their stores are dumps and very outdated.
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #334 on: September 12, 2019, 09:57:52 AM »

Kmart will not be missed. Their stores are dumps and very outdated.
S.S. Kresge is probably rolling over in his grave
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Re: Sears-Kmart Death Watch
« Reply #335 on: September 12, 2019, 10:31:22 AM »

Kmart will not be missed. Their stores are dumps and very outdated.
S.S. Kresge is probably rolling over in his grave
I would be too.
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