Manahawkin Kmart on List of Closures

‘Attention, Kmart Shoppers ... ’
Jun 07, 2017
Photo by: Jack Reynolds

ONE LESS OPTION: A lonely interior may have forecasted it for some time, but final news came in a company correspondence Tuesday, June 6, that the Manahawkin Kmart on Route 72 is on the latest list of 72 Kmart and Sears stores that will be closed, most in September. Business Insider magazine released the information. Sears Holdings spokesman Howard Riefs had said in a statement in May that the company would “accelerate the closing of some unprofitable stores.’’ Others on the new list in New Jersey, Vineland and Mantua, join locations in such large cities as Columbus, Ohio and Sacramento, Calif. Locals recall the old location in the plaza on Bay Avenue, which was once said to be one of the more bustling Kmarts in the country. Stafford Township Business Administrator James Moran said last week that the township has not been made aware of any plans by the site owner as to what would fill the empty space when the store closes.

 

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