Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Price Chopping It Smaller Sized

Located in the northernmost county in the blog's coverage area, this Price Chopper is not nearly as big as most. This supermarket could easily pass as a small town local grocer. Despite the small size, it still has everything one would need and expect out of a supermarket. 


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I leave you with an inside look:
























Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bluelight News Flash: The Closings Continue

Sears Holdings appears to be on a closing spree. Even more stores will soon close their doors. I know this news was announced on Friday, but because I was away over the weekend I did not post about it. Please note that I included both the 43 stores announced and the stores that were announced on 6/22 here. The old post has been removed.


Kmart:

Athens, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL

Kingman, AZ
Phoenix, AZ (Northern Ave)
Eureka, CA
Riverside, CA
Hudson, FL
Lakeland, FL

Miami, FL (S Dixie Hgwy)
Tampa, FL (N Florida Ave)
Columbus, GA
Douglas, GA
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Anderson, IN
Brownsburg, IN

Lexington, KY
Owensboro, KY

Fitchburg, MA
Springfield, MA
Gaithersburg, MD
Pasadena, MD
Escanaba, MI
Monroe, MI
Glendive, MT
Great Falls, MT
Las Vegas, NV (Sahara Blvd)
Herkimer, NY
Olean, NY
Dayton, OH (Woodman Dr.)
Garfield Heights, OH
Toledo, OH
Bartlesville, OK
Shawnee, OK
Erie, PA (Harborcreek)
York, PA
Beaufort, SC
Florence, SC
Jackson, TN
Salt Lake City, UT (S 900)
Roanoke, VA
Tacoma, WA
Rock Spring, WY

Sears:

Sarasota, FL
Chicago, IL (Harlem Ave)
Peru, IL
Clarksville, IN
Elkhart, IN
Schererville, IN
Garden City, KS
Overland Park, KS
Lafayette, LA
Cockeysville, MD
Hagerstown, MD
Roseville, MI
Burnsville, MN
Watchung, NJ
Colonie, NY
East Northport, NY
Johnson City, NY
Mentor, OH
Middleburg Heights, OH
Toledo, OH
Cranberry, PA
Warwick, RI
Friendswood, TX
Houston, TX (Westwoods Mall)
Paris, TX
Greendale, WI
Kenosha, WI

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kmart #3264

This month's look at a Kmart store features one that is still operating and that is not closing at this time. Located in Moosic, a suburb of Scranton, the store was a former Arlan's dept. store which was bought out by Kmart. Kmart also took over two other Arlan's stores in Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville. Out of the three locations, this Kmart is the most unique. Read on to discover why.

The exterior is even different. Note that the entrance is not symmetrical. 

This store does well enough to have its own wi-fi service.
Time for the interior tour:













Extra space used for misc. products.



A slightly creepy hallway to the garden shop









Where is the rest of the sign?









Rating:  6 out of 10.
Even though the store has a newer decor package, it suffers from a less than ideal floor. On the positive side, the store was well-stocked and had a good handful of customers. The missing part of the sporting goods department sign and the just general creepy feeling of the hallway to the garden shop drop the store's score down.

In Danger of Closing?
I don't think so, but possible. The store is not far from downtown Scranton and as such it seems to do decent enough to continue operating.