The Westwood Kmart, located at 700 Broadway in Westwood, New Jersey in the northern part of the state opened in the Fall of 1982. The early 80’s was a bit of a heyday for Kmart as they were the second largest retailer in the United States with once around 2,400 stores, second only to Sears. … Continue reading Kmart, Westwood Plaza, Westwood, New Jersey (one of three in lower 48 USA)
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 July 2, 2023: The Chambersburg Mall has reportedly closed permanently. We had the opportunity in early April to visit a fascinatingly dead mall in central Pennsylvania. At the time of the visit, the only sign of life was an open AMC movie theater. The rest of the mall was pretty much fully abandoned and … Continue reading Dead Malls: Chambersburg Mall, Chambersburg, PA, USA.
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.
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include the typically owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As we noted … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
The Logan Valley Mall is a mall that holds a lot of sentimental value for Brostocks. I hung out in this mall when I was a teenager and shopped in it with my parents as a child. I decided to make a stop there after visiting family for the Christmas holiday and was sad to … Continue reading Mall Tours: Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
The Sears in the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida is one of only three remaining Sears stores in the state of Florida. With three remaining full line Sears stores, Florida is the state with the second most Sears stores remaining, second to only California with four. When we visited the Orlando, Florida Sears in April … Continue reading Sears, The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida.
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?
UPDATE: On December 13, 2022 it was announced that the Sears in Frederick, Maryland will soon liquidate and close permanently.One thing you can count on from the mainstream media every holiday season is a headline expressing awe that there are some Sears stores still in existence and speculation that this year could finally be the … Continue reading Sears on Black Friday in 2022
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.