|Kmart is extinct in the rust belt city of Dayton, Ohio.|
The end of an era.
Sears Holdings announced it will close 265 stores this year and this Kmart was on the list.
I went into the Kmart this year and noticed three things that gave me the strong possibility of its eminent closing.
There were empty shelves.
The store looks like it was still stuck in the 1980s.
Foot traffic was extremely light.
Most of you know that Kmart was once the third largest retailer in the United States. Now it's apparent that the store couldn't attract shoppers who head to Walmart, Target, Kroger, and Meijer.
View some of my pictures.
Yeah, it is sad that I see iconic brands like Kmart and Sears go under. I wished the situation would have turned around. Their leadership should have been more diverse to the consumer.
Are you sad to see Kmart and Sears go?
Yeah, I am going to be sad about it. It will leave another empty box store in this community. I hate to see decay. I believe Dayton will be a ghost town in 20 years.