Singdhi Sokpo (The Hustle)
In 2005, Kmart had 2,085 locations. Today, it’s got 17. In all, ~230m square feet worth of Kmarts have shut.
What’s happened with all that space?
A lot. Former Kmarts now house flea markets, labs, dealerships, driving schools, and funeral homes. One site houses a large Baptist church, a bowling alley, and soon, a call center. Another in California will house a weed farm.
On another note, remember Kmart’s “ship my pants” commercial?