Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The last remaining Super Kmart Center in North Carolina
This Super Kmart Center in Concord, NC, about 15 minutes northeast of UNC-Charlotte on US 29 is possibly the last remaining Super Kmart Center in North Carolina. We're not sure if the Kmart in Garner (just south of Raleigh) is still a supercenter or if it has downgraded to just a regular Kmart store - if anyone knows please leave a comment here! Kmart has downgraded former Super Kmart Centers in Greensboro and Burlington to just regular stores in the past couple years, so it is surprising that they still have a few full-scale grocery stores. Furthermore, Sears is opening outlet departments in the former grocery section of the Greensboro and Burlington stores. Additionally, it looks as if Kmart is 'upgrading' a lot of their stores with orange trim on the exterior.
*Update: The Garner store is no longer a Super Kmart Center, leaving the Concord store as the only supercenter left in NC. Thanks to an anonymous comment. Additionally, Super Kmart does have a website of its locations: http://www.superkmart.com/component/kmstoresinusa/
*Update 2: This store is no longer a supercenter, as of our visit in March 2010.