I’m Losing My K-Mart! (PHOTOS)
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!
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!
Now, suddenly, I’m losing my K-Mart!
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…
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…
And, that reminds me…with all the forced driving that I will have to do, I had better fill-up!