This list was initially compiled in May 2020 utilizing Kmart’s online store directory and then doing research through various news reports, phone calls to stores and message boards to verify the number of stores remaining open. We stand by the accuracy of this list recently cited in Forbes.
Special July 12, 2021 update: The last Kmart in the borough of Manhattan, NYC abruptly closed its doors on Sunday, July 11, apparently opting to skip a liquidation sale.
At BroStocks we have a soft spot for the classic retail chains that played a big part in our childhood memories. This is the first in a multipart series in tracking the remaining open locations of the classic and troubled traditional retail chains that are marching on during the age of Amazon and e-commerce. You might be surprised that some of these stores are open near where you live.
Is Kmart Bankrupt?
Kmart initially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 22, 2002. Kmart was then merged with Sears after buying out the company for $11 billion in November 2004 and became known as Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears Holdings declared bankruptcy in October 2018. The remaining Kmart imprint was later sold to Transform Co in February 2019 and since the stores have continued to close, leaving only 21 Kmart stores remaining.
Full List of Remaining Kmart Stores in the U.S.
As of July 12, 2021 here are the 20 remaining US Kmart stores with two stores scheduled to close soon marked accordingly:
Freedom (Closing permanently August 22, 2021)
South Lake Tahoe (Closing permanently August 22, 2021)
Bronx – Baychester Avenue
Bronx – Bruckner Boulevard
Brooklyn (Kmart store within a store concept location)
St. Croix – Frederiksted
St. Croix – Sunny Isles Shopping Center
St. Thomas – Tutu Park Mall
Did we miss any stores that are still open, or stores that have since closed? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.