Thursday, December 29, 2011
Two Strike Outs On My Hopes That K-mart Would Spare The Southside Of Atlanta
As I drove down I-75 in Atlanta I looked over to the K-Mart on Cleveland Ave and hoped that it would not be on the chopping block.
I was wrong.
Not only is the Cleveland Avenue location going to close the other location on Tara Blvd that I try to go out of my way to support is going to be shuttered.
While the Tara Blvd location's shoppers have a Wal-Mart that is in easy driving distance - the shoppers of the Cleveland Avenue location are from the neighboring community and they get a disproportionate amount of foot traffic.
The Sears store in Union City has already closed a few months ago.
This represents a loss of retail on the southside of Atlanta in certain communities.
I see the rampant building of "Family Dollar" stores all over the place. I figured that Wal-Mart would be the casualty of the competition. Clearly K-Mart is the one most hurt from their expanded presence.
4 Kmart stores to close in Atlanta area
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