License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: Random Retail
Talk about irony, Kmart literally announced today that the Warren, PA location is closing December 7. Sad, but at the same time this isn't too surprising either. A big thanks goes out to wachovia_138 for letting me know about this.
I should of known by the signs that this store gave during my Sept 12 visit. The empty seasonal dept. and the untouched pantry area should of given me an alarm, but I guess I wasn't thinking about it.
Apparently this store had a lease through late next year, but for some reason it was decided to close it anyway. The owner of the mall tried to talk them out of it, but Kmart (Sears Holdings) wouldn't change their mind.
I hope to visit this store at least once again during its closing sale before it shuts down completely, but I may be able to go a second time if all goes well. At this point, I'm likely to only go once.
I'd say the Warren Mall is toast, but according to the same article that tells about this store's closing, a new tenant is coming to the old Big Lots. So the Warren Mall isn't completely hopeless, yet....
Here's a link to the article: