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Offline WhammyPower788

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Re: Sears/K-Mart Stores Closing
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2018, 10:45:18 PM »
the plans for future Super Kmart Centers were scrapped.
Yeah, we were supposed to get a Kmart Super Center in Milwaukee, but only the building shell was ever constructed. Eventually, five smaller stores moved in (one tore down the garden center). One of them, as I just found out today, is closing itself.
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Re: Sears/K-Mart Stores Closing
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »

To thus extend this another way, what other old gone retailers do you all remember and miss? 

Service Merchandise always had very cool things to look at (at least to 10-year old me) in their store.  Radio Shack was another store I liked in my teen years with all the computers they had on display. 

The college town I lived in for a time (Ames, Iowa) had a “Big” Kmart on the southeast edge of town that happened to be closest to my apartment.  Not quite a “Super” Kmart, but it was a larger store and had some selection of groceries.  I always thought it was the nicest of the three discount chains.  Then Target built a new store up the street.  That was the beginning of the end for Kmart, but it took a long time for it to go away.

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Re: Sears/K-Mart Stores Closing
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2018, 04:53:28 AM »
I live near Memphis which is where the closest Sears stores are to me, 2 are big ones in malls and one is a Sears Hometown Store which is very small, about the size of 2 pizza huts put together, the 2 mall ones are indeed closing December 31st they're doing liquidation now the little one hasn't made an announcement but someone told me that it's no longer owned by Sears that the new owners kept the name, not sure how they can do that, but anyway. I only ever shopped at the one nearest me in the mall and it was rare that I was able to, but me and some friends are gonna go next month for one last look around to see if we can get some Christmas deals.
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Re: Sears/K-Mart Stores Closing
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2018, 07:36:45 AM »
The Hometown and Hardware stores are indeed different entities, though through some relationship to the parent company they maintained the use of the name. I recall reading through the twisted tale of all Mr. Lampert has done over the years and the various side deals. Not important enough to try to memorize it, but that basic concept stuck with me.