End of an era: Kmart closing last two Metro Detroit stores

Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 18:17:55-05

(WXYZ) — Kmart is part of Americana, and part of Metro Detroit. The last two stores closing are like losing a member of the family.

Adult shoppers telling us they used to ride their bikes to the store, or came with their parents and grandparents.

Others talk about how they would buy Christmas presents and put them on layaway.

The end of an era means fewer choices to shop.

The demise of big box retailers is not just limited to Kmart. You can’t try on clothes and shoes with online shopping.

The store in Waterford is set to close in February. The store in Warren in January. That store is right around the corner from the old Hazel Park racetrack which ironically is now an Amazon distribution center.