The Big K is how I was first introduced to Kmart….yep, a big store is what this blog is about.
K-mart is wonderful…low prices, tons of camping supplies and gear, clothing, a pharmacy inside the store, some groceries…it was wally world before wally decided he needed a world.
I grew up with Big K…same company, just back in the Nicene era.
Daddy would take us on a Saturday morning to go find something special…and we always found something.
When I was in Jr. High School, Big K changed to K-Mart…everything else was the same.
Then a year or so after that Walmart showed up and started taking away the customers of K-Mart…Wally world’s prices were just a little lower. of course, Wally had just ONE full-timer working the store and everyone else got 25 hours a week or less. that’s how they could lower their prices.
Today, I found out my local K-Mart is closing….while yet another wally world is opening nearby.
I am NOT happy about it either.