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

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Kmart — Paintsville, Kentucky

Kmart -- Paintsville, KY This Kmart in Paintsville, Kentucky first opened for business on November 9, 1992. The store relocated from a smaller bar roof Kmart located on the other side of town. kmart -- Paintsville, KY
On April 22, 2016 it was announced that this Kmart location along with 4 others across the state would close in July. With the closing of this location and the store in Maysville in northeastern Kentucky, The eastern part of the state from Interstate 75 east was left with only 4 Kmart stores, and one of those, Pikeville, is scheduled to close in December.  The others remaining are in Corbin, London and Grayson.  At its height, Kmart had at least 15 stores east of the I 75 boundary.
Kmart -- Paintsville, KY
The store closed for good at the end of the business day on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Kmart — Wise, Virginia

The Kmart in Wise Virginia was located at 129 Ridgeview Road in the Ridgeview shopping center.
Kmart in Wise Virginia The store first opened its doors on June 8, 1989. Kmart in Wise Virginia
On January 31, 2014 it was announced that the Kmart in Wise would close its doors in April. The original news story announcing this closure can be found by clicking HERE.  The store closed for good on April 20, 2014.

By August 2014 renovations had began and preparations were being made for the left side of the building to be occupied by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
Former Kmart -  Future Ollies -- Wise, Virginia
The right side of the Kmart building has recently become occupied by Harbor Freight.

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.

Kmart — Sweetwater, Tennessee

Kmart -- Sweetwater, TN This Kmart was located at 902 S. Main Street in Sweetwater, Tennessee. The Kmart in Sweetwater was originally located on up the road in a much smaller metal barn style Kmart. This building opened for business February 8, 1993. Kmart -- Sweetwater, TN
Kmart -- Sweetwater, TN Kmart -- Sweetwater, TN
Kmart -- Sweetwater, Tennessee On April 21, 2016 it was announced that this Kmart as well as 67 others would close by the end of July. Kmart -- Sweetwater, Tennessee
The store closed for good at the end of business July 31.