8/23/2018 — It looks as though the liquidation of another 13 Kmart stores (along with 33 Sears-branded stores) will begin next week per an article posted on CNBC’s website. Not really a shock at this point as one has to wonder how many Kmart stores are actually left. Where this affects Hot Wheels Collectors — especially those that attend Kmart Collectors Day Events at these locations — is that details about the rumored September Kmart HW Collectors Day should be announced soon, and these stores will most likely not hold the event.
Kmart 935 Sweetwater Road, Spring Valley, CA
Kmart 1075 Shaw Avenue, Clovis, CA
Kmart 3625 East 18th Street, Antioch, CA
Kmart 6310 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Kmart 589 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT
Kmart 301 College Square, Newark, DE
Kmart 3231 Chicago Road, Steger, IL
Kmart 11 South Kings HWY 61, Cape Girardeau, MO
Kmart 2308 Highway 45 N, Columbus, MS
Kmart 605 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY
Kmart 440 NW Burnside Road, Gresham, OR
Kmart 101 Great Teays Blvd, Scott Depot, WV
Kmart 2150 South Douglas HWY, Gillette, WY
I am not surprised. Just really sad.When they closed my favorite Kmarts that I was lucky at I only went to 2 other events and stopped going in the mid 2000’s ,because I was not able to find anything worth my time. I just hope Targets and or Walmart’s take up the slack. Please do not get me wrong, I was very lucky at the beginning then I stopped. After I lost interest.
I believe Walmart is going to start picking up the slack. There was a recent event at my local Walmart here in phoenix, AZ. All the Kmart recently closed in the phoenix Metro, I’ve only lived here for a few years and was able to go to a few of the stores but never an event. I do believe there is one still open and not on this list in Tuscon.
What Walmart in Phoenix had a collectors event? I live in PHX too. I heard of one happening in Las Vegas, but not in Phoenix.