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See inside one of the last 4 Kmart stores in the US days before it closed down forever https://t.co/R3ncFIhFco

— Retail Insider (@BIRetail) April 24, 2022

I watched a youtube video this morning about the state of Kmart in the US, but it was a couple years old and ended with that stat that only 47 stores remained open as of the making of the video.

Then I found out there were only three left!

THREE Kmarts! In the whole country. And when there are only three Kmarts left, where does their inventory come from? What are they stocking their shelves with? Anything? I can't imagine they won't all close before the end of 2022. It's not like that last Blockbuster, because they can still get new release dvds and blu-rays. Kmart can't get shit.

Anyway, this is the (blue light) special thread for Kmart memories.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:10 (three months ago) link

I think the last Canadian store closed 20 or 25 years ago? I blur Kmart and Kresge and Woolworth together a bit. I worked for Woolco-Woolworth just before they got bought out by Walmart--proofreading advertising flyers, of all things.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:14 (three months ago) link

Yeah, the video talked about how all the Canadian stores were sold to Zellers, but I see Zellers is kaput now too.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:18 (three months ago) link

The remaining Zellers here were bought out by Target; they didn't survive more than a few months.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:22 (three months ago) link

KMart and Woolworth's both had the same smell. We had a store called Woolco, a Woolworth's subsidiary I think, in Colorado. Same smell there too. I don't know what it was. A chemical smell that somehow managed combine stale popcorn, perfume, hairspray and cheapness.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:22 (three months ago) link

So weird that there’s not even a Astor Place Kmart anymore.

Eric B. Is Hesitant (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:23 (three months ago) link

An

Eric B. Is Hesitant (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:23 (three months ago) link

I think all the Kresge stores were folded before I was even born, but now I know what this weird little symbol that was always close to the Kmart sign means.

https://i.imgur.com/tVgqEoB.jpg

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:23 (three months ago) link

Even in the 1970s/80s, which was supposedly the brand's heyday, Kmart always felt a little bit run down. Definitely had a distinct smell, water stains on the ceiling, stains on the tile floors, and jimbeaux's right about the popcorn. You could smell it anywhere in the store.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 04:27 (three months ago) link

I worked at a Kmart during college in the early to mid-90s. We knew we weren't Walmart or Sears.

I still have dreams about working the register from time to time.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 11:46 (three months ago) link


I watched a youtube video this morning about the state of Kmart in the US, but it was a couple years old and ended with that stat that only 47 stores remained open as of the making of the video.

Then I found out there were only three left!

THREE Kmarts! In the whole country. And when there are only three Kmarts left, where does their inventory come from? What are they stocking their shelves with? Anything? I can't imagine they won't all close before the end of 2022. It's not like that last Blockbuster, because they can still get new release dvds and blu-rays. Kmart can't get shit.

Anyway, this is the (blue light) special thread for Kmart memories.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:10 AM (seven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Before my local K-Mart closed down in August 2020, a LOT of the inventory had been reduced to cheap folding beach chairs, just lining every shelf. Like the kind that people bring with them to the 4th of July and just leave there. When we first moved here in 2009, it was still a thriving store where you could go to get all sorts of things, from clothing to video games to appliances to sporting goods. But by 2015 or 2016, you'd go in there and whole sections of shelf would be unreplenished (kinda like how it still feels in some sections of the grocery store nowadays - yikes!). Like, you'd go to the dinnerware aisle and there would be 3 mismatched bowls. It sucked.

peace, man, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:01 (three months ago) link

Oh man. Good description.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:19 (three months ago) link

The one in my hometown closed at least a decade ago, probably longer. It was always known derisively as "Came-apart" by us as children.

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:47 (three months ago) link

THREE Kmarts! In the whole country. And when there are only three Kmarts left, where does their inventory come from? What are they stocking their shelves with? Anything?


I imagine it's like those eateries on Restaurant: Impossible where they run out of shit halfway through the day and send somebody in the boss's van to Wal-Mart for a quick restock.

When the Pain That You Feel is the Bite of an Eel, That's a Moray (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 13:42 (three months ago) link

lol dan m, thats fantastic.

i got vaxxed in an abandoned kmart and i'll never forget the sheer vastness of it. after spending a year in a 1br apartment, suddenly being in an empty indoor space the size of a nasa shuttle hangar almost made me a bit lightheaded. all the lights were on but not a single shelf, box, or sign was visible anywhere, just the surreal sight of a few nurses at a few folding tables in the dead center of the place, surrounded by emptiness.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 13:48 (three months ago) link

I’d suspect that a lot of them are being converted into churches

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 15:54 (three months ago) link

The one in Minneapolis is now a temporary post office.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 17:21 (three months ago) link

I've quite enjoyed this collection on archive.org of old tapes of old background music and store announcements for KMart: https://archive.org/details/attentionkmartshoppers

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 17:53 (three months ago) link

Born in the early 70s, grew up in Minnesota, Target country. Never knowingly walked into a Kmart my whole life. But when my family moved to Connecticut in the early 80s the local shopping center still had a “Kresge” with an old fashioned lunch counter! But never shopped there either.

Bradlee’s and Caldor didn’t have the same mojo Target had, and when Target came to town in the late 90s it was all over for them very quickly.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:19 (three months ago) link

K-Mart was the only place I ever saw a real layaway setup where they take your stuff and put it on a shelf instead of assuming you'll use a credit card and pay 28% interest.

I assume Wal-Mart had them too they were farther away than K-Mart or Target so I don't remember ever going inside one as a kid.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:28 (three months ago) link

Poor Jazzy K

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:04 (three months ago) link

But when my family moved to Connecticut in the early 80s the local shopping center still had a “Kresge” with an old fashioned lunch counter!

This reminds me. The other thing about our Kmart is that when we moved there, it had an in-store Little Caesars. I never ate there, but you'd see families sitting down and eating pizza. Before things started to turn visibly south for the store, the Little Caesars closed up shop. It just sat there empty for a long time with a sign that said something like "restaurant opportunity! inquire with management!" Eventually, they just took down the restaurant and tried to sell the fixtures, just right there by the cash registers. Some of the stuff was sitting there for a while. It wasn't until a year or two after that that you'd start to notice that the merchandise wasn't getting replenished quite like it used to.

I also remember the people who worked there, just like you'd remember the cashiers at your local grocery store. Mostly nice people, but very old people and a guy who had medium-functioning autism or something - a little slow. And the registers operated very slowly too. They were not state-of-the-art. Combine that with the fact that the management was not rushing to fill register shifts, and you'd be stuck in a long line every time you went in there. It was still a popular place to go. For those of us in the neighborhood, the Target is about 15 minutes away. And it still attracted people from more rural parts of the county for whom the Target would be a 30- or 40-minute drive. So even in the midst of the slow process of dying, you'd still end up in a 20-minute line because people were still finding things to go there and buy.

peace, man, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:10 (three months ago) link

So even in the midst of the slow process of dying,

in the midst of the store's slow process of dying, but I guess standing in a long line at K-Mart was part of my slow process of dying too.

peace, man, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:13 (three months ago) link

IIRC, Little Caesar's & K-Mart were owned by the same people for awhile.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:54 (three months ago) link

When I was a very young kid in the Midwest, there was a store called Grants. I want to say it was a step above K-Mart. For my brother and me, they were a bonanza of toys. I looked them up just now, they went belly up in 1976, having got over their skis by extending credit to all customers.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:59 (three months ago) link

Grants! There was at least one in Florida too, I remember it well. Also remember the disappointment when it closed and was replaced with a shoddier kind of discount store. In my child’s-eye memory Grants was glorious. Them I remember they had a sort of adjunct space that sold bicycles.

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:38 (three months ago) link

*delete ‘Them’

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:39 (three months ago) link

Grants stocked the Marx action figures, those things were the bomb.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:51 (three months ago) link

Dude you know those Blue Lights if not already so, have to be pretty kitschy things to have and worth a few bucks. I'd imagine so if you got one from an earlier era like a working 'fine' 1971 genuine K-Mart blue light cart.

earlnash, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 01:56 (three months ago) link

My memories of actual K-Mart and Kresge stores are so hazy...Are Dollaramas and Giant Tigers comparable? I think K-Marts were sort of like Giant Tigers?

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:01 (three months ago) link

https://archive.org/details/attentionkmartshoppers

this is a great link for people wanting to revisit old vibes

treeship., Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:05 (three months ago) link

Forgot all about another Canadian store that was right in the mix 30 years ago: Towers (which turned into Zellers, which I guess I'd forgotten).

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:08 (three months ago) link

One thing all those stores were good for in the late '70s and early '80s was cutout albums. Put me in a time machine and send me back, please...I bought some great ones (Al Green's Call Me comes to mind), but I bet I'd be horrified by some of the things I left behind.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:30 (three months ago) link

in my mind the Kmart logo is the one that they stopped using in 1990, even though I was only 2-3 years old then

one of my formative memories is being terrified of a loud industrial fan installed on the ceiling of the local Kmart

aegis philbin (crüt), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:43 (three months ago) link

I'm unfamiliar with Grants, but I guess my version of it would be TG&Y. Outside of Kmart and Walmart, I was always in awe of the toy section at TG&Y.

https://i.imgur.com/Utm3be9.jpg

And another store I just remembered because people were talking about bicycles is Otasco.

https://i.imgur.com/aqAZekt.jpg

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 04:07 (three months ago) link

That archive.org collection is phenomenal!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 04:13 (three months ago) link

K-Mart was the only place I ever saw a real layaway setup where they take your stuff and put it on a shelf instead of assuming you'll use a credit card and pay 28% interest.

The layaway department at the Kmart I worked at was a real eye opener and hit you in the feels come Christmas. Parents bringing in toys for kids around Black Friday and then coming in every week or two until Christmas to make payments - just an obvious example of people living paycheck to paycheck. My recollection is layaway involved interest like a credit card or at least some fees.

This reminds me. The other thing about our Kmart is that when we moved there, it had an in-store Little Caesars. I never ate there, but you'd see families sitting down and eating pizza.

My Kmart had a Little Caesars and I ate their square pizza lunch deal probably three times a week for a year plus. It was a fast food version of a Detroit-style pizza with the cheese baked into the square edge. Obviously junk but it got the job done and on occasion when fresh was pretty tasty.

I also remember the people who worked there, just like you'd remember the cashiers at your local grocery store. Mostly nice people, but very old people and a guy who had medium-functioning autism or something - a little slow. And the registers operated very slowly too.

It was a cross section of people that worked at our store. There was a core of older "lifers" for whom the job was their career. There were a lot of high school and college kids (like me) that worked there. Then there were a bunch of people who worked part time as a second job, mainly it seemed because it was open nights and offered flexible hours.

I worked in the electronics department and we had an internal register to operate. The things I remember most about the job were (1) working the register sucked; (2) the film lab - we would send out customers' film to be developed and the developer would lose orders on occasion, which would result in the customer yelling at you for losing their vacation photos; and (3) when I first started they still had a commission program for selling bigger ticket items like TVs, but the real commission was if you could sell an extended warranty with the TV. I sold a couple fairly early on (completely at random) and everyone was like, "who is this whiz kid", then they discontinued the program shortly afterward and the long timers were up in arms.

Sorry to go on about this.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:45 (three months ago) link

none necessary. i could read stories like this forever.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:49 (three months ago) link

Same!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:04 (three months ago) link

me too. this thread has made me nostalgic for when there were stores you would go to to get things, and people worked there. with flashback images of the little carbon copy credit card machines.

towards fungal computer (harbl), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:37 (three months ago) link

Dude you know those Blue Lights if not already so, have to be pretty kitschy things to have and worth a few bucks. I'd imagine so if you got one from an earlier era like a working 'fine' 1971 genuine K-Mart blue light cart.

― earlnash, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:56 PM

I was thinking about this earlier. I hope the Smithsonian acquired one, at least.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:41 (three months ago) link

Is the Astor Square NYC Kmart luxury condos now or something? A craft cocktail speakeasy with a discount store theme?

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:30 (three months ago) link

Oh man, I love those archive.org tapes. Listened to hours of that stuff several years ago while doing work stuff. Nice warm nostalgia blanket for anyone of a certain age.

circa1916, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:36 (three months ago) link

Also, ^ those Caldor and Ames pics above. Probably frequented those more often than K-Mart growing up, just because they were closer.

I remember being perplexed by Caldor as a small child because I registered it as being called "Cow Door".

circa1916, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:51 (three months ago) link

I remember wondering what the heck "Wal-Mart" was when I first saw Christmas Vacation, a few years before they completely consumed our area.

circa1916, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:59 (three months ago) link

Re: Blue Light Specials, when they needed the blue light cart brought somewhere, they would announce over the PA, “Code Blue to Hosiery, Code Blue to Hosiery” or whatever.

Code Red was “shoplifter” and every able bodied male employee under maybe 40 was supposed to come running to the front or wherever they announced the Code Rode to chase down the shoplifter. And we actually did this! I was never that into it because I’m not getting punched for $5.25/hr even then, but some of the employees really got into it and would chase supposed perps across 4-6 lanes of traffic and hold them down until the police came.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:04 (three months ago) link

Rode = Red obv

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:05 (three months ago) link

lol I got busted stealing an Aerosmith tape from Kmart when I was 14. I wonder if they called a Code Red on me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:07 (three months ago) link

Which tape?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:11 (three months ago) link

Done With Mirrors (it was a $2.99 cut out).

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:14 (three months ago) link

Lol!

Did you order the Code Red (on Johnny Fever)?!!!

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:15 (three months ago) link

Haha, that's uhhh, definitely another era RE: shoplifters. When I worked retail as a teen in the early 00's, every place very much pressed on us "DO NOT CHASE SHOPLIFTERS". I was like "Uh, yeah, I don't think you have to worry about me doing that"

Guess having an employee get hit by a car or beat up in the line of duty has proven to be costly in the years between.

xp's

circa1916, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:21 (three months ago) link

I am lol'ing at a certain kind of young male K-Mart employee being all "Fuck yeah, it's on!" when they hear a Code Red.

circa1916, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:24 (three months ago) link

"i live for this"

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:26 (three months ago) link

This thread just keeps getting better. Excellent work all around.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:34 (three months ago) link

But of course right now MVP=PBKR

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:35 (three months ago) link

A girlfriend of mine in high school got pinched stealing hair dye from the local KMart, iirc she was not chased but I was waiting outside, unaware what she was doing, and she came out with some security guy and said she was detained and we couldn't go to the movies or whatever else we were doing. I think she might have been banned from the place after that but no charges or anything.

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:37 (three months ago) link

Guess having an employee get hit by a car or beat up in the line of duty has proven to be costly in the years between.

Or chasing and tackling the wrong guy. In my late 90s/early 00s experience, we were definitely told not to chase them. I think I remember one of my coworkers getting written up or something for doing so.

peace, man, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:42 (three months ago) link

I used to work at Tower Records on lower Broadway in Manhattan. We had a pretty sophisticated surveillance system for the time (it was the early 90s) and a dedicated security staff. Those guys, who mostly looked like bouncers, were busy all day long, intercepting people on their way out, some absolutely loaded down with CDs.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:52 (three months ago) link

the decline of retail has deprived so many young people of these formative experiences

towards fungal computer (harbl), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:52 (three months ago) link

Done With Mirrors (it was a $2.99 cut out).

High risk/low reward

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:53 (three months ago) link

I don't remember a KMart being at Astor Place.

The bookstore that used to be there is a Starbucks, or was the last time I was there.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:58 (three months ago) link

No, I want to say it was just called Astor Place Books. This would have been 1991 or so.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 15:04 (three months ago) link

You don’t mean St. Mark’s Bookstore, do you, which was nearby?

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 15:10 (three months ago) link

Anything is possible, but I could swear it was called Astor Place Books. I remember it being right by the subway stop. Maybe it became Barnes & Noble?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 15:15 (three months ago) link

When I was growing up Kmart was the main place I knew of to get an Icee. I assumed then that the Icee was a knock-off of 7-11's Slurpee, but it turns out the Icee came first and the Slurpee was just the Icee renamed, after 7-11 licensed the product.

Nowadays Icees are sold in numerous chains.

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 16:37 (three months ago) link

I went to K-Mart, specifically the Lake Mary one, for years. bought Offspring's Smash there, lmao.

Deez NFTs (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:15 (three months ago) link

Another personal Kmart memory was the lunchroom. When I started working there full time M-F after college I would take naps on a couch in the lunch room with my jean jacket partially covering my head while the older female employees watched soap operas. Over the course of several months in and out of naps I secretly got into the soap opera that was on during my lunch (I think it was Guiding Light, but not sure now), knowing all the characters and plot lines.

Kmart lunchroom was also where I was when the OJ verdict was read, along with every employee that wasn’t working a register.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:46 (three months ago) link

Kmart was a huge deal for me when I was a kid - we had a Pamida but when the big mall opened in 1982 I suddenly had much better access to GI Joe and Star Wars action figures and model airplanes and toy guns and the Atari 2600 demo station where you could play any game for 30 seconds at a time. I'd take desirable action figures and hide them in like the automotive department until I got my allowance.

I randomly bought a copy of Transworld Skateboarding there in August of 1986 which might be the most world-altering single instances in my life.

There was a bomb threat during a nice fall day at my high school so we got dismissed at like 10am and a bunch of us went to the thrift store and bought wigs and wore them to eat at the KMart cafeteria where we were younger than everyone else by at least 40 years.

I remember that a lot of people called it "Kmart's", like it belonged to the KMart family (I still hear this in Michigan with "Meijer's", but there actually is a Meijer family). There was an old guy once trying to write a check and asking if there was an apostrophe or not.

A sketchy dude in high school would take orders for things to shoplift; I got a copy of LZ's "Houses of the Holy" this way but he got busted before he could steal me a Gameboy.

joygoat, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:50 (three months ago) link

Icees were also found in Sears stores in the 80s.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:51 (three months ago) link

Pic 'n Save was better than K-Mart, however ours closed in 1990 and that building has remained vacant since then.

Deez NFTs (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:52 (three months ago) link

7-11 sold Icees at some point, maybe before they went over to the Slurpee.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:53 (three months ago) link

Xp to joygoat. Amazing memories.

I remember that Atari 2600 demo station, except I think I encountered it at Sears.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:54 (three months ago) link

I remember when Jaclyn Smith launched her line of clothing at Kmart. Was kind of a big deal.

Having ignored Kmart for many years I missed the fact that Sofía Vergara, Nicki Minaj, and Selena Gomez have also had clothing lines at Kmart.

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:57 (three months ago) link

Cheryl Tiegs was . . . Sears?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 17:58 (three months ago) link

Maybe. But I same to remember Stefanie Powers for some reason.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:03 (three months ago) link

Cheryl Tiegs AND Stephanie Powers.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/165421262675

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:04 (three months ago) link

When I worked retail as a teen in the early 00's, every place very much pressed on us "DO NOT CHASE SHOPLIFTERS"

Can't believe I did it, but I chased one three or four blocks out of the downtown Toronto record store I worked in 35 years ago. He stupidly circled back (not knowing I was still following and watching) and walked right past the store--just like they say about serial killers returning to the murder scene in Mindhunter--and got nabbed. He'd probably lifted a couple of cassettes.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:04 (three months ago) link

The Icee and the Slurpee are exactly the same product. I've only learned this now thanks to this thread. And yes, apparently 7-11 simply sold it as Icee until Icee made them change the name.

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:04 (three months ago) link

I remember when Jaclyn Smith launched her line of clothing at Kmart. Was kind of a big deal.

Having ignored Kmart for many years I missed the fact that Sofía Vergara, Nicki Minaj, and Selena Gomez have also had clothing lines at Kmart.

― Josefa, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:57 PM (fifty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I will always remember Kmart for its Adam Levine line.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3825/13372783143_61ebf12109_b.jpg

peace, man, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:52 (three months ago) link

My Kmart had a little dinner in it, like a real 50's bar style thing. Right in the middle of the Kmart. Like Woolworth's, complet4e with parakeet sounds.

https://imgur.com/a/BtIG1Hm

https://imgur.com/a/BtIG1Hm

| (Latham Green), Sunday, 1 May 2022 14:39 (three months ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/BtIG1Hm

| (Latham Green), Sunday, 1 May 2022 14:41 (three months ago) link

ugh why do my links to imguer never work - its becuase akmart is closed forever

| (Latham Green), Sunday, 1 May 2022 14:41 (three months ago) link

(Psst, you need to click on the img itself, the Open Image In New Tab, the go to that tab, copy that url and put inside the img tags)

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 15:03 (three months ago) link

(Or just Copy Image Address even)

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 15:04 (three months ago) link

As I mentioned to my dad the other day - I’m a citizen of the 20th century at heart and as such this thread is magical.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 1 May 2022 15:11 (three months ago) link

OTM. At the risk of spamming, this thread is reminding me of a trip outside of In every 70s US home ever

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 15:17 (three months ago) link


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