Monday, September 26, 2016

Kmart Bossier City Louisiana closing sale June 2016

Here is another Kmart closing sale in Louisiana. This was the last Kmart store in North Louisiana located in Bossier City. The closing of this store was announced two weeks after multiple Kmart and Sears locations began closing sales including the Pineville store covered here. This store is nearly identical to the Longview Kmart which closed earlier this year as well. I visited this store right after the closing announcement was made so the store was still mostly stocked. The Kmart is right across the street from the Sears at Pierre Bossier Mall. The closing of this Kmart is a surprise because this store was busy every time I went. 

Lots of clothes still left.
Back aisle of the store with sporting goods.
I guess loitering was a problem at this store. I guess this area may have once been the electronics department. 
More sporting goods.

Battery rack
Back corner of the store.

Garden Shop and seasonal departments.
In the Garden Shop

More seasonal items.
Groceries and refreshments.
Options for large purchases.
Electronics department.

More groceries
Phone displays in the electronics department.

Most of the good movies were already gone. They were probably sent to other nearby Kmart stores.

CD selection had been picked through as well.
Some of the electronics shelving had already been removed.
The middle main aisle of the store.
I wonder where this machine is today, the machine was in pristine condition for how old it is.
The pharmacy was already closed, but this advertisement was still up.
No more blue light specials, but the store closing ad was on the blue light spot. 
The front of the store looking towards the garden shop.
Pharmacy area.
A store checkout lane.
Yet another old sign from a different era when people still thought it was okay to smoke in stores. 
The front aisle of the store near health, beauty, and office supplies. 

The closing of this store in the second week of August 2016 left 8 remaining Kmarts in Louisiana. 2 of those stores began closing sales in September 2016. The Kmart stores in Houma and New Iberia will close in December 2016. 

The remaining Louisiana Kmart stores are 
Metairie 2940 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie 7000 Veterans Memorial Blvd
New Orleans/Elmwood 1400 S Clearview Pkwy
Mandeville 3555 Highway 190
Gonzales 115 S Airline Hwy
Lake Charles 4070 Ryan St

The final shots of the exterior of the store.


  1. It's sad to see another Kmart close, but thanks for the photos. It's unfortunate that a store that was seemingly doing good business had to close. Hopefully some of the employees were able to get jobs at the nearby Sears. This store does indeed look like the Lufkin Kmart as you say. Hopefully the Lufkin store can hang on since it is closest Kmart for many Houstonians.

    1. I guess this one was cut due to the location across from Sears and the closing of the Pineville store about 2 hours away. I am just not sure why this store was closed.

      It was at a prime location on the busiest retail corridor in Bossier City. Competition opened up a few miles away, but this store was busy on all of my trips.

  2. I've heard locally that the New Iberia and Houma Kmarts will also be closing soon. I tried to find a closing date online, but didn't see one.

    It's sad to see the New Iberia Kmart close. I went on many a shopping trip to that store when I was growing up in the 90's.

    1. Those stores will probably close in late November/early December. I guess Houma and New Iberia were too far out of the way to deliver to so they decided to close those stores. It seems like they are closing most of the stores South of I-10. Texas lost a bunch of stores as well near El Paso and in the valley.

    2. Can't speak for Houma, but New Iberia closed on 12/11.

    3. Thanks for the update Scott.

  3. Actually, Bossier was a special store. It was originally built as a 4000 store in the early 70's with a billboard facade, similar to what it ended with. It was destroyed by a tornado in 1979, and rebuilt shortly thereafter. It was expanded in the 90's, and the facade was replaced in the late 90's. It's a huuuuge store, over 120,000sf. The store immediately to the right was originally a Kmart Foods (the only one for 100 miles around), but later became a drug store, then Michaels. The Lufkin store was originally a Woolco, and retains some Woolco-like qualities.

    1. Thanks for the clarification Scott. The Michael's store next door is now closed as well leaving a huge empty development.