This is not a drill.

For those who have love, love, LOVED Kmart since its heyday in the late 1900's (read: the 1990's), things are about to get really, real come October. Kmart is about to go the way of Blockbuster-- where the literal last Blockbuster in existence is in Oregon.

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And this is super sad. For one, Kmart had one of the best music playlists of any store ever. For two, Kmart's  cash back rewards program was one of thee best in retail. Plus, the convenience of layaway and the Blue Light Special. The sheer volume of their toy selection and overall cute prices from everything from garden to housewares. While Walmart and Amazon may have taken Kmart down--they-could-never... in terms of overall character and shopping experience.

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But maybe that's just me.

New York 4 has reported, as of August 2023 "Kmart is getting ready to close its last store in the Garden State come October. Once that happens, there will be just two stores left in the U.S."

If you Google Kmart, at least a half dozen stores are listed as open. I did my due diligence of calling said numbers. All except for one number in Puerto Rico has been disconnected. No one answers if you call said number. *sad face*

Which two stores will be left come October, you ask?

One in Miami. And one in Long Island. And since Florida as a collective is utterly weird right now, Miami doesn't count.

So that leaves New York, per usual, is our last hope. The last Kmart standing. We should plan a road trip. I wonder if my old points still work...(alas, I checked. They don't)

If you'd like to pour some out for the Kmarts we've lost, keep scrolling...

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These are the Only Kmart Stores Left in the United States

Think beyond the borders. Four of the remaining fourteen Kmart stores are in US territories outside of the continental United States. Take a look at the last Kmart stores left.

Abandoned KMart Headquarters, Troy

Remembering the Somers Point, NJ, Kmart and others in our region

Back in the day, Kmart had several stores across South Jersey. Over time, many closed, but the one in Somers Point held on for as long as it could. Let's take a look back at the Kmarts that used to dot the landscape.

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