Kmart Stores of Kentucky

This collage represents each of the 24 Kmart locations that were open in Kentucky as of July 2016.
Kmart Stores of Kentucky  7/2016
Starting with the top row from left to right:

  • Erlanger, Kentucky
  • Louisville (Outer Loop)  — Closed March 2017
  • Louisville (Taylorsville Road)  —  Closed July 2016
  • Louisville (Poplar Level) — Closed July 2016
  • Elizabethtown — Closed July 2016

Second row from left to right

  • Georgetown — Closed March 2017
  • Frankfort
  • Maysville — Closed July 2016
  • Paintsville — Closed July 2016
  • London — Closed March 2017

Third row from left to right

  • Corbin  — Closed March 2017
  • Somerset
  • Owensboro (Fredrica Street)
  • Owensboro (Parish Avenue) — Closed March 2017

Fourth row from left to right

  • Paducah
  • Glasgow
  • Hopkinsville — Closed March 2017
  • Bowling Green — Closed March 2017
  • Henderson

Fifth row from left to right

  • Grayson
  • Russell Springs
  • Versailes
  • Lexington
  • Pikeville — Closed December 2016

From 24 locations to 11 in under a year.  Yikes.  😦

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Kmart’s Final Days on Broadway

I know it seems like I have blogged an awful lot about Kmart this summer.

Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee
Ok, I have blogged an awful lot about Kmart this summer. I have visited ten closing stores in the states of Kentucky (3), Tennessee (4), North Carolina (1), Virginia (1) and Indiana (1).

Kmart Store Closings Summer Tour 2016

The last stop on my summer of Kmart store closings tour came today at a store near and dear to me.
Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee The Kmart located in the Northgate Plaza Shopping Center at 4434 North Broadway in Knoxville. Kmart - Broadway, Knoxville, TN
The store originally opened November 7, 1963. It included an auto center and a gas station in the parking lot.
Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee The store also featured a second floor of sales floor space in the rear of the store. That area was used to sell furniture. (special thanks to Sky City Facebook group member Brad Brady for the article posted above and the information about the second floor! Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee
After almost 53 years in business, the Kmart closes for good this Sunday at 9pm.
Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee With the closing of this location, Knoxville will be left with no Kmart stores operating in the city limits, and one single location in Knox County. Kmart -- Broadway, Knoxville Tennessee