This Kmart completes the Louisiana Kmart collection featured on the blog. Here is the current online Kmart store list, all of the stores can be found here on the blog under the label Kmart Louisiana.
This Kmart is located in one of the largest and busiest shopping areas in the metro New Orleans area. The Elmwood Center where this store is located features over 1 million square feet of retail and dining options (info here). The shopping center has been expanded many times over the years.
The New Orleans/Clearview Kmart is a vintage 1970's era Kmart store and one of the largest stores in Louisiana.
We will start at the front of the store
Looking towards the back of the store
Here is the sporting goods area which was obviously once part of the electronics section.
The classic Kmart A/C vents are all over the store
Some views of the back sections of the store
Now we are at the electronics department. which was being consolidated into a smaller area on my visit.
Office supplies have taken up space on the other side of the electronics department.
Here is the first aisle of music and movies which is an endangered section in Kmart stores.
Most stores have either eliminated or shrunk the music and movie sections, not here.
The second aisle of movies
Looking at the furniture department from the electronics section
The Sears appliance and mattress department
Maybe somebody should fix the e before it falls off.
More wide views of the electronics department
More views of the Sears appliance and mattress department
The mini garden shop entrance
Here is the mini garden shop
As you can see there is not much in here
Now for the apparel section of the store
Newer department signage
I wondered if this button still worked, but I resisted the temptation to push it.
Now here we are at the pharmacy with some of the new large advertisements.
No older Kmart store would be complete without a vintage blood pressure monitor.
Looking to the back of the store from the health and pharmacy departments.
Looking at the grocery section from the health and pharmacy departments.
Another one of the help buttons, from a different era.
A look from the back corner of the store near the hardware and mattresses.
Another look at some of the electronics aisles taken over by other products.
And finally the outside of the store
The closed off garden shop
The road sign visible from Clearview Parkway. As you can tell this section of the shopping center has many of the most popular big box retailers.