Monday, January 26, 2015

Kmart Gonzales La.

Here is the Kmart in Gonzales Louisiana. This is the closest Kmart to Baton Rouge and the only one left in the metro area. This is one of the smallest Kmart stores I have been to in years. This store is located at 115 South Airline Highway in Gonzales La. 
The outdoor section with the electronics in the background.
A couple of pics of the electronics department.
This is one of the few Kmart stores that still has music CD's (not pictured, sorry).
A retro sign from the Big K remodel. Most department signs were changed around the mid 2000's, see photos below.
A retro Kmart blood pressure machine hidden at the back of the pharmacy.
The middle of the store by the pharmacy.
A view from near the electronics section to the checkouts and clothing.
Clothing departments.
The back corner of the store going towards the garden center. The newer department signs are clearly seen here. 
The same spot looking at the other side of the store towards clothes and sporting goods. 
Near the middle of the store, clothes and housewares. 
The sign at the checkouts.
The outside of the store. 


  1. Thanks for the photos of this Kmart. I am guessing that it was built in the late 1980s or very early 1990s given the "plain rectangle facade" of the building and the lack of some retro features inside. The red and white trim on the facade is interesting. I don't know if I like it. It draws attention to an otherwise boring looking building, but maybe there is a bit of a flea market look to it. I don't know, it's hard to say.

    The store appears to be maintained, stocked, and organized better than the average Kmart. Maybe the smaller size helps with that. It's hard to say. Some retro features linger on like the blood pressure monitor and the books sign obviously. It may not be as appealing as Wal-Mart and Target to the average shopper, but this Kmart appears to offer a more competitive alternative than a lot of Kmarts. It's hard to say from the parking lot shot, but maybe the store did decent business during your visit.

    1. The store was fairly busy but they also had a bunch of auditors counting inventory, which is the reason I did not get a bunch of photos. Kmart does a good job of fitting everything that a larger store features into this slightly smaller location.