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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

About the Cover

This used to be the Dickson City KMart.  It closed several weeks ago, one of several the Sears/KMart chain has been shuttering recently.

It's clear the company is in big trouble.  It seems there's a story a day in the business trade publications/web sites.

I remember watching them build this place, carving a plateau out, just off Route 6.  I could see it from my home, occasionally getting out binoculars for a better look.  It was a cool little plaza at one time-- KMart, supermarket, movie theater, sub shop.  The only thing left is the movie theater building, now a church.

It will be interesting to see what becomes of the property.  Traditional brick and mortar retail is shrinking.  The store is an island.  Most of the retail activity has moved down the road.