By Alex Lloyd Gross
K-Mart is a struggling retail outlet that partnered with Sears to save both companies. They were competitors at one time. They were both a formidable force to be reckoned with in the world of retail. Now both brand names are in a fight for survival as Amazon and Wal-Mart have taken over. It was announced late last week that K-Mart will close their store on the 7100 block of Roosevelt Boulevard.
This closing will start around the holiday time. and by early spring of 2019, the building will be an empty shell. The sad fact is it could sit vacant for years. K-Mart stores have always been low key. Little decorations inside the store, Racks and shelving space, filled with merchandise was how people remember the stores. This closing now leaves the region with little to no imprint of K-Mart and Sears.
Sears is closing the Neshaminy Mall location. K-Mart closed locations in the Leo Mall in Philadelphia and lower Bucks County as well. One a recent visit to K-Mart on the Blvd, the parking lot was not crowded with cars at all. K-Mart is still keeping their 8th and Market Street location open in Philadelphia, for now. There is no word on what will happen to the people that work there.