Here is the Kmart store in Lake Charles Louisiana at the corner of Ryan and Sale Streets. This store most likely had an attached Kmart foods section to the right that has recently been reopened as a gym.
This location was probably built in the 1970's that was updated in the 1990's as a Big Kmart.
The Big Kmart remodels added this small grocery section to the stores.
The Garden Center was a little crowded so it was hard to get photos.
Christmas items were being packed up on our visit.
Sears has left their mark in this section of the store with the Craftsman signs. This store also had Sears appliances towards the back corner for a short time after the companies merged.
Layaway is located at the back corner of the store, and would probably be more successful closer to the front of the store.
The electronics department. In 1998 I purchased a Nintendo NES Game Genie brand new in a Louisiana Kmart electronics department 3 years after the NES system and Game Genie was discontinued. Kmart over the years failed to change with the times, and my story is just one example.
Bikes, shoes, and sporting goods.
A closeup of the oversized air vents that are all over traditional Kmart stores.
More clothing departments looking towards the front of the store.
A view of the checkout area.
Looking across the store from the clothing departments.
Two more shots of the front checkout area.
Thank you for shopping Big Kmart (what happened to the word at?)