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I’m Losing My K-Mart! (PHOTOS)

store closing sign
I'm not surprised. (Craig Allen photo)

On a nice day…and we’ve had many lately…I really enjoy the fresh air and exercise that I get on a long walk!  And, its even better if I can pick up a few of the items that I need, along the way!

Empty PathMark parking lot... for a year! (Craig Allen photo)

One year ago, I lost my grocery store, the PathMark.  Til March 2011, I could do all my grocery shopping without even getting in the car! Or, I could walk there and pick up that one ingredient that I didn’t know that I was missing!  So convenient…and good cardio!

Big K
This parking lot is suddenly busy...temporarily. (Craig Allen photo)

Now, suddenly, I’m losing my K-Mart! 

store closing
(Craig Allen photo)

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not surprised.  I’ve been saying for the last 5 years or more, that I have no clue how this K-Mart could possibly remain open. The parking lot is always close to empty. The store is dirty.  That “other” big-name retailler, one town over, beats it on prices. Period. 

But, the K-Mart is in walking distance!  Its convenient. Its a ‘going-for-a-walk’ destination. And, I’m going to miss it! Its been here since I was in high school! Ironically, the S.S. Kresge Corporation started calling their stores “K-Mart” in March 1962.  It doesn’t look like my local K-Mart is celebrating the chain’s 50th Anniversary…

MAC machine
Got Cash? I can walk here, too! (Craig Allen photo)

Also, ironically, I can walk to my bank–the MAC machine–for money. But, with the closures, I have to DRIVE to spend my money at the grocery store and department store! Oh…and, did I mention that I can WALK to the gas station?  But, that would be silly…

gas pumps
Fill 'er up? (Craig Allen photo)

And, that reminds me…with all the forced driving that I will have to do, I had better fill-up!

gas prices
Pain at the pump? I think I'll walk! (Craig Allen photo)

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