This is the Kmart in Longview, Texas which closed less than 2 weeks after these photos were taken. March 13, 2016 was the last day of operation. This store was among the 30 or so Kmart and Sears stores announced to close in January 2016. In April 2016, 78 more Kmart and Sears stores started going out of business sales with 5 more stores added to the closing list two weeks later. In the fist half of 2016 Louisiana lost 1 Sears in Houma and 2 Kmart stores Pineville & Bossier City. Texas lost 4 Kmart stores in Brownsville, El Paso, Mission, and Sweetwater. This is part one of a three part series which will also feature the Kmart closing sales in Bossier City and Pineville.
Now back to the Longview Kmart.
The remaining items in the store had been sparsely consolidated into about 2/3 of the available space. Sections of the store were barricaded off.
The former electronics department.
Most of the back of the store was barricaded off and empty.
The remains of the garden center with fixtures for sale.
More fixtures inside of the store.
As you can see not a lot of non-clothing items left at this point in the sale.
The last of the electronics.
There were still a lot of clothes left in the store.
This was the last part of the back of the store with merchandise.
With the exception of the discount signage, this part of the store looks like it did before the closing sale.
More clothes, with the registers and the Thank you for shopping at Big Kmart sign in the distance.
One last look at the back of the store near the clothes.
A few more views of the outside of the store