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

Former Sears — Oak Hollow Mall — High Point, North Carolina

It seems like over the past 5 or 6 years especially, everywhere you look there is a closed down Sears or Kmart store.  It’s really sad, because I can remember a time when Sears and Kmart were the titans of retail.  Now….they are kind of an also ran…..Anyways, this store is the Sears that was at Oak Hollow Mall in High Point, North Carolina.  Enjoy.
Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina The store opened April 9, 1995 and closed at the end of the business day on April 29, 2012. Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina

Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina

Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina

There will be a full scale write up of Oak Hollow Mall in the coming days. This is a fantastic facility and its sad to see it going to waste.
Oak Hollow Mall -- High Point, North Carolina