All That Remains: Salem Mall, Trotwood, Ohio

Former Sears -- Salem Mall, Trotowood, Ohio

Salem Mall was the first enclosed shopping mall in the Dayton Ohio area, opening in 1966.  The mall originally was home to 60 stores and was anchored by Rike’s and Sears. In the early 1980s the mall was reworked and now had a capacity for over 100 stores.  By the mid 90s the mall was considered a dead mall A death knell came to the mall in 1998 when both Lazarus and JC Penney pulled out of the mall.
Former Sears -- Salem Mall, Trotowood, Ohio With changing demographis and a general eastward flight of new development in the Dayton area, Salem Mall eventually, battered and beaten closed its doors and on May 6, 2006 demolition on the mall began. Only the Sears building would remain standing. Former Sears -- Salem Mall, Trotowood, Ohio
In October 2013 it was announced that Sears would close its Trotwood location. That building has been standing vacant since.
Former Sears -- Salem Mall, Trotowood, Ohio

Sears — Fort Henry Mall — Kingsport, Tennessee

Before starting this article, I realize that this mall “officially” changed it’s name to Kingsport Town Center almost 10 years ago.  However, seeing as how the mall has failed to follow through with even changing the name on the building, I refuse to call this mall by such a generic name.
Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN
The mall was officially opened in November, 1976.  Sears opened with the mall and has been there ever since.  More information about the mall and it’s history can be found by clicking the link to an article on Sky City by clicking HERE.  On January 4, 2017 it was announced that the Sears at Fort Henry Mall along with about 150 more Sears and Kmart stores would close in March. The local article announcing the closure can be found by clicking HERE
Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN I visited the store durring the third week of January and plan to visit one more time before the store closes in late March. Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN.
Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN
Sears -- Kingsport Town Center, Kingsport TN

Kmart — Mayberry Mall (1976-2016)

Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina This Kmart is located at 100 Mayberry Mall in the town of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina
First a little history on Mayberry Mall. The mall opened in 1968 anchored by Winn Dixie and WT Grant’s Grant City. The Kmart opened in 1976 after WT Grant’s Grant City, which was the original anchor in this spot closed in 1975. in 1970 Belk joined the mall, and in 1987 JC Penney moved into the mall.
Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina In late September it was announced that 64 more Kmart stores would close. Among these stores was the store at Mayberry Mall. Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina
Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina This store closes for good today, December 11, 2016. Once it is closed the last of the mall Kmart stores in North Carolina will be gone. At one time there were several mall Kmart stores in the state including ones in Eden, Hendersonville and Roanoke Rapids. Kmart -- Mount Airy, North Carolina

Kmart — Maysville, Kentucky (1981-2016)

The Kmart in Maysville, Kentucky was located at 1580 US 68 South in the Gateway Shopping Center. The store first opened its doors for business on October 29, 1981.
Kmart -- Maysville, Kentucky On April 21, 2016 it was announced that this store, along with 67 other locations (including four others in Kentucky) would close by the end of July. Kmart -- Maysville, KY
The store closed at the end of the business day on Sunday July 31st.

Kmart -- Murfreesboro, TN
The Murfreesboro, Tennessee Kmart was located at 1266 NW Broad Street. In The Broad Street Centre Shopping Plaza.
Kmart -- Murfreesboro, TN
The store opened its doors for business on march 31, 1977.
Kmart -- Murfreesboro, TennesseeOn January 21st it was announced that the store would be among nearly 80 Kmart closures early in 2016.
Kmart -- Murfreesboro, TN
The store closed for business in April.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Kmart

Super Kmart — Garner, North Carolina

Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina This former Super Kmart was located at 4300 Fayetteville Road in the Raleigh suburb of Garner. Former Super Kmart -- Garner, NC
The 166,000 square foot store opened its doors November 7, 1994.
Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina This location, along with the Super Kmart in Concord, near Charlotte were the last Super Kmart locations in North Carolina. Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina
The store was converted to a regular Kmart in 2010.
Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina On October 28, 2013 it was announced that the Garner location would close in mid December. This news story can be found by clicking HEREFormer Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina
Today the property remains vacant except for the former grocery section which is occupied by Sears Outlet.
Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina Former Super Kmart -- Garner, North Carolina

Kmart –Bradley Square Mall, Cleveland, Tennessee

This Kmart was located at Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland, Tennessee
Kmart -- Bradley Square Mall -- Cleveland, Tennessee The 86,000 square foot store opened on March 11, 1991 with the rest of the mall. Kmart -- Bradley Square Mall -- Cleveland, Tennessee
On January 13 it was announced that the Cleveland store would be among the 80 Kmart stores to shut their doors in early 2016.
Kmart -- Bradley Square Mall -- Cleveland, Tennessee Kmart -- Bradley Square Mall -- Cleveland, Tennessee
Kmart -- Cleveland, Tennessee
The store closed for good at the end of the business day on March 20th.