This Sears Grand opened in the fall of 2005 as part of Sears push at the time to compete with Walmart Supercenters and Super Target stores. The store featured a full Sears store along with groceries, toys, health, music, movies, garden center, and pet supplies. Now the store has lost most of the extra departments and has furniture and clearance items where those departments were located.
Current Sears Grand stores still in operation (according to the Sears website) include
This concept could have done well if it had been pursued more aggressively. This concept was opened around the time of the Kmart and Sears merger that has seen nearly every concept outside of Sears and Kmart fade away or get spun off. Sears Grand lives on in name and design, but the extra departments that made the store unique are long gone. Since Super Kmart Centers at the time of the merger were going away, this concept was also abandoned in favor of Sears Essentials stores. For more information about this concept click here.
A view of the closed off Garden Center.
The directory lists many departments that are no longer in the store. As you can see the setup is similar to many popular Supercenter concepts.
A look from the North entrance to the store towards the checkouts.
The area to the left of this picture featured the pantry and pet supplies. The signage was changed in this area once the departments were removed.
This was the area where the Health and Beauty section was at.
Gamecube games are long gone from the electronics department.
Another section that is no longer here, but all the signs remain. I wonder how many disappointed kids have seen the sign across the store and found out that nothing is left but sporting goods and clearance items.
Lawn and Garden
Looking at a row of checkouts.
A look across the middle of the store .
Two views from the front of the store to the electronics section in the back.