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Kmart to close in September

La Mirada...
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Kmart to close in September

Another one bites the dust. I hate to see businesses close, jobs lost.

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On a lighter note ~ shantybob, now where are you going to get your wild/tacky Hawaiian shirt fix?

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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1. Re: Kmart to close in September

Certainly hope someone else can find a market niche and fill the void.

Yorba Linda...
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2. Re: Kmart to close in September

Sad. Not surprised tho. They’ve closed so many here in Cali. But we have too many stores anyway. Kauai has fewer jobs now and fewer choices.

I was in Lihue Kmart in November and it was empty. Guess Amazon runs the world now.

California
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3. Re: Kmart to close in September

I wondered when this one would bite the dust. Now they need a good store in that location like Target.

Kalaheo, Hawaii
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4. Re: Kmart to close in September

It can't be costing Kauai that many jobs, they never had more than one check out open whenever I was desperate enough to step in there. Not the best way to run your business. I have my fingers / toes / legs / arms crossed that Target either looks at that space or builds on the big open lot next to Safeway.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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5. Re: Kmart to close in September

This is the last K-Mart left in the state. End of an era I guess. I sure would love to see Target come to the island. Kauai is the only island without one!!

California
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6. Re: Kmart to close in September

Ha ha Jenz. That was funny. Yes Kmart was last on my list of places to buy things but what on earth will all the cruise ship people when there is no Kmart bus to take them shopping???? Bye bye Kmart. Won't miss you and there are plenty of jobs for their workers. Unemployment on Kauai is at an all time low.

La Mirada...
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7. Re: Kmart to close in September

10 + years ago they carried a great selection of fishing tackle, but not so much in the last few years. However, they were always stocked up on tons of clothing and souvenirs, must have sold so much to the cruise crowd. I’m sure the mall businesses wil suffer some too, since the folks on the Kmart shuttle walked over to the mall.

Princeville, Hawaii
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8. Re: Kmart to close in September

3chi's I know about the shirts. The ones in Walmart do not compare. Fingers are crossed for Target.

Waikoloa, Hawaii
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9. Re: Kmart to close in September

It's not the last KMart in the state. There's one in Kailua-Kona.

pzp
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10. Re: Kmart to close in September

Thereʻs no evidence of a plan to open a Target on Kauaʻi on their website.

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