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. Is Kmart Bankrupt? Does Kmart still exist? … Continue reading How many Kmarts are left in the United States?
Update: This store closed permanently on May 28, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWGHP4t7PU A video with some footage of our April 2021 visit to Sears in Greensboro, NC. This piece is the second in our series from visiting various remaining open Sears locations across the United States. We started with Frederick, Maryland and now we go south. The … Continue reading Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Bed Bath & Beyond, the New Jersey based home retailer, traces its beginnings back to 1971 when employees of the discount store chain Arlan's, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein decided to go their own way as the company struggled. Arlan's eventually went defunct in 1973. The pair opened their first store in 1971 called Bed … Continue reading How many Bed Bath & Beyond stores are left?
Brostocks has extensively covered the demise of Sears by tracking the number of stores remaining and visiting individual locations and providing video. But the Sears name and sign still hangs in over 40 states but maybe not in the way you'll recall from your childhood. The vast majority of states have what are called Sears … Continue reading How many Sears Hometown stores are left?
The primary reason many people go to Atlantic City is to gamble. However, as gambling legalization has loosened up across the eastern United States, there are other considerations as a tourist for visiting Atlantic City. As someone who frequently visits, one of my favorite spots to stay in is the Tropicana Casino & Resort. My … Continue reading A Visitor’s Guide to Tropicana Casino Atlantic City
The Sears in Lincoln Park, Michigan opened in 1957 and was an iconic staple of this greater Detroit Suburb. The shopping center plaza was even the site of an election campaign rally for then President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The Sears was surrounded by numerous stores in the larger shopping center. However, after years of … Continue reading (Abandoned) Sears, Lincoln Park Shopping Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan.
What happened to Toys "R" Us? When did Toys "R" Us go bankrupt? Toys "R" Us, the iconic toy chain that operated over 1,400 stores at its peak, was a mainstay of American retail for over 50 years. After the company went bankrupt in 2017 and subsequently liquidated all US store in 2018, the iconic … Continue reading Is Toys R Us coming back?
What is Sam Goody?: Sam Goody history Sam Goody was an iconic music retail store chain that traces its origins to the late 1930's when Sam "Goody" Gutowitz (1904-1991) began selling records out of a New York City toy store and eventually opened up a dedicated location for discount records in the 1940's. The iconic … Continue reading Are there any Sam Goody stores still open? How many Sam Goody’s are left?
One of four remaining Kmarts in the lower 48 The Avenel, New Jersey Kmart is one of only four Kmart stores remaining in the contiguous United States with only 10 total including locations in Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The store is located in the Delco plaza with an LA Fitness and Urban Air … Continue reading Kmart, Delco Plaza, Avenel, New Jersey.
The entertainment company started by Walt Disney will have its 100th birthday in 2023. They don't just make animated movies now. Disney has control of many very valuable franchises such as Star Wars and the majority of the Marvel Universe. They run cruise ships, have theme parks, have their Disney+ streaming service, and all of … Continue reading Does Disney pay dividends?