Life has become busy and I won't be doing much traveling for a while. I kinda want to visit the Kmart in The Dalles and the Sears in Lacey one last time, and wanted to get to Aberdeen but that store is closed already. I might still be able to get up to Lacey, but not going to be able to go to The Dalles or Burlington.storewanderer wrote: ↑January 2nd, 2020, 9:19 pm Someone should go take a visit to the Burlington, WA Kmart and see how things are going there.
I read on another forum the store hours are 10 AM to 8 PM and it rarely does more than $8,000 a day in sales. That is pretty pathetic if true. Though I suspect Shopko had many large stores doing that sort of volume.
Tough to believe a 100,000 square foot store is doing so little in sales.
Kmart has reduced hours at other locations. It seems that a few years back the Lacey Kmart was closing at 7 or 8 just before the closure was announced, and I remember Coos Bay was closing REALLY early, 6PM if I remember right.
To make a case to keep these stores open, you have to have convenient hours. 8PM might be good enough in a smaller town. 6PM is too early for this type of store though. It's just another example of how they really aren't doing anything to get customers in the door along with little to no advertising and selling off their once-exclusive brands. Not to mention closing all but the most far-flung locations, then closing the far-flung locations. People aren't shifting to those stores. The one store that puzzles me a little is Southcenter, which as far as I know is not closing (yet), but is falling in to disrepair with moldy A/C among other things. It is one of the only stores (maybe THE only store) left in the region that is located in a top-tier mall.