This Kmart was located in the Claypool Hill mall in Cedar Bluff, Virginia. The Mall is co-anchored by Belk and previously Goody’s.
The Kmart was opened on March 18, 1982.
On January 15, 2016 it was announced that the Kmart at Claypool Hill Mall would be closing in April.
After the Cedar Bluff Kmart closed only two Kmart stores remaim in all of Southwest Virginia, those being located in Abingdon and Wytheville. Wytheville is scheduled to close by the end of the year.
On August 28, 2015 the Kroger Company announced that it would be closing the store on Romany Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Located in the posh Chevy Chase neighborhood of the city, the store has a mere 18,000 square feet of sales space. Parking is also limited because this store is located deep in a neighborhood and off of any main thoroughfare. This store is almost like a neighborhood store.
The closing doesnt really come as a surprise as earlier this year Kroger held the grand reopening ceremony at the newly rebuilt Euclid Avenue store which is only a mile away, and just last week held the grand opening of the new Chinoe Road store which is less than 2 miles away.
The inside of this store is very small, think of a CVS or Walgreens and that is basically the size. The day I was here, the store was very busy with many customers. At the front of the store there is a Whitaker Bank branch location.
The store originally opened in 1967 as a Randall’s Supermarket, a local chain.
To be closing in less than a week, this store was well stocked.
I’ve always thought it was odd that this Kroger goes by Kroger on Romany and is prominently displayed as such on the front and side of the building.
According to the news today there is a lady taking a petition to try to save the store and she already had over 1,000 signatures. I wish her well, but sadly, this Kroger’s days are numbered.