The last Kmart store in Michigan is preparing to close its doors forever.
I know what you’re thinking -- there’s still a Kmart store open for business somewhere? In Michigan? The answer is yes. It’s over in Marshall, just outside of Battle Creek.
WOOD-TV reported Monday that the store will close sometime in November. After it closes, the nearest Kmart will be in New York.
The first Kmart-named store was opened in Garden City, Michigan in 1962, and at its peak in the 1990s, Kmart operated 2,486 stores globally. From 2005 to 2019, Kmart was a subsidiary of Sears. It was originally founded as Kresge’s back in 1899.