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KMart On Wade Hampton Boulevard Closing

Liquidation to begin next month, with final closing coming in May.

KMart shoppers in the Taylors and Wade Hampton area of Greenville will have to find another store to frequent this spring, as the location at 2100 Wade Hampton Boulevard will close in May.

Multiple media outlets, including The Greenville News,  report that Sears Holding Corp. will close the Wade Hampton Boulevard location, along with another in St. Andrews near Columbia on May 19. Liquidation there will begin March 3. 

Some 74 employees will lose their jobs due to the Wade Hampton Boulevard location closure. 

News of KMart's decline began more than a year ago, when Sears confirmed in late 2011 that it was anticipating the closure of more than 100 Sears and KMart locations across the country due to stagnant sales numbers during the holiday shopping season.  

KMart currently has two locations in Greenville and one in Easley, Seneca, Anderson and Mauldin. 

JW February 21, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Sad to see it go. That was the place to shop well before Walmart and Target.
Roger Whitehead February 21, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I hope they take the opportunity to remodel that shopping center. That area around Wade Hampton High used to be a significant destination for shopping, food, and entertainment, and now it's full of vacant lots and under-utilized low end stores. Housing in the area hasn't gone down that much.
torena tina smith March 05, 2013 at 12:30 PM
I haven't been n greenville that long, but I live on w hampton right past kmart. My husband and frequent kmart often, and do no want to see it go. It adds to the little that wade hampton has on this end

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