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.
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 18 Kmart stores remaining.
Full List of Remaining Kmart Stores in the U.S.
As of September 17, 2021 here are the 18 remaining US Kmart stores, with two set to close soon and marked below:
Bronx – Baychester Avenue
Bronx – Bruckner Boulevard
Brooklyn (Kmart store within a store concept location) (Closing permanently soon)
White Plains (Closing permanently soon)
St. Croix – Frederiksted
St. Croix – Sunny Isles Shopping Center
St. Thomas – Tutu Park Mall
Stores that have closed in 2021:
Big Bear Lake, California
Costa Mesa, California
Long Beach, California
South Lake Tahoe, California
Key Largo, Florida
Silver Spring, Maryland
Belleville, New Jersey
Kearny, New Jersey
Manhattan, New York (Astor Place)
Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Rio Piedra, Puerto Rico