And, then there was just one...
The once large discount retailer Kmart has been announcing store closures almost back to back for a couple of years now. Even the company which is owned by the same parent as Sears stores admits a total closure could be on the horizon. Another of the store closure announcement press releases was submitted late last week which included the Coeur d' Alene Kmart store at US 95 & Neider Ave. This leaves Kmart with just one store still open in the Inland Northwest, at 4110 E. Sprague Ave. in East Central Spokane.
The Coeur d' Alene Kmart will close it's doors sometime around October with a store closing sale running for sometime before that. The building itself will likely be up for lease with no word, or even a hint yet as to what store or stores might replace it.
There is also a rumor that the East Sprague Kmart will appear soon on a store closure list. However this latest report indicates if it does it likely would remain in business at least till the end of 2017. The latest store closure list also includes some Sears stores but none in our area are affected.