Thursday, December 29, 2011
No Local KMart/Sears to Close... Right Now
No local Kmart or Sears stores will be shut down during the first round of closures from the retailer giant. A list was recently published on Sears' website, which can be viewed here.
The Sears Hardware store in Newport was shut down prior to this announcement. (For conversation of what could be moving into this location, "like" our Facebook page here).
Sears has said that it plans to close between 100-120 stores in all, but so far only 79 have been sent to the chopping block. The closest store to Fort Thomas that has already been closed is in Columbus.
As we said in a post dated January 6th 2010, KMart sucks. The KMart near NCC has been featured on the local news recently, as news spread that many of these stores would be closing. As soon as the Target went in, I think most people thought the closing of this store would be inevitable. Some shoppers, who were stopped and interviewed after leaving the store, said they felt sad or guilty that the Newport KMart might be closed.
I guess they will have a few more opportunities to consume, consume, consume. Has anyone started a "Save the Newport KMart" on Facebook yet?