Thursday, December 6, 2018

K-Mart #3600 Closing, Pt. 2

Let me preface this by saying, quite frankly, I don't even want to make a part 3. Coverage of the Herkimer Kmart liquidation was already time-consuming as it was, and have practically been burned out from all the long-distance retail trips.

All pictures taken 12/06/2018; blog post uploaded on 12/07/2018.

Quite the redundant statement to be made. The "K" wasn't yet activated.

Everything must go! Except if you're apparel...

Nothing held back! Yet everything has been held back so far...

Everything in store is 20-75% off. That clothing in front is 60% off lowest ticketed item.

Now Technibilt 5341s are coming out the woodworks?! These were almost nonexistent when the store was normally operating!

Plenty of Christmas spirit to be had here. The cinnamon-scented pinecones were further back.

Shoppers shopping the toys section.

Entire section of empty shelving.

Another section of empty shelving.

Goodbye, automotive.

What's this? Who displays an out-of-service Amigo on a pallet?

I think we're still good on shoes.

Restrooms are ruined due to a water main break. Might never be in service again.

Storage items haven't moved much.

Say what?! Thank you for shopping...

Still 20-75% off and this apparel still hasn't moved.

Storage items have still been held back.

Won't you know Pharmacy can never go back?

Change your mind? Leave it and do not come back.

All that laundry detergent?

Must not move very well normally...

Goodbye Big Kmart #3600. And more bellringers from the Salvation Army as usual...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

K-Mart #3600 Closing, Pt. 1

As Flickr is cracking down on the amount of photos free accounts have, I found it appropriate to post major talking points here. In this case, we take a look at the closing of Viaport Rotterdam's last anchor, Kmart. This store is expected to close at the end of the year.

Oh, lovely. That "STORE CLOSING" sign is where the "BIG" portion of the logo once was. Any reason why this side was de-bigged but the others weren't?

Clearance clothing is out in the lobby due to the mall's layout.

All over the Kmart side of the mall are these lovely "Kmart Shopping Carts are limited" signs as they are operating at about a quarter of the original fleet.

Waving through clothing at 30% off. Quite difficult to get pictures due to the high amount of middle-aged and older people.

Yes, everything must go. Sad to say that is a Big & Tall order.

Breaking the Sporting Goods with everything 10-40% off lowest ticketed item.

Pantry is a full case and we're still selling Christmas 'sense here!

Are you sure anything's nutritious here? All that's under the nutrition sign is near the former pharmacy and even more Christmas nonsense.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Rite Aid #01051: Stuck Between Two Decor Packages

And now, we present a different kind of bizarre Rite Aid anomaly. Introducing...

...this store, located between Rt. 9 and Rt. 4 in East Greenbush, NY got a Wellness remodel gone wrong.

How can they half-ass a remodel so badly? Those aisle markers are from the pastel Customer World era and those overhead signs are from the first Wellness era. The latter also applies to the pharmacy, which is now under Walgreens control.

In the main action alley, they put a laminate pathway (Wellness) in but left the original blue tiles intact? Normally in a remodel where they keep the tile, the blue ones are replaced with brown ones.

The "Big Daddy" of this topic, the main aisle signs. Clearly from the pastel Customer World decor era.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Unreleased: Price Chopper of Lake George, NY

After neglecting this blog for a while, it's time to look back at some older pictures of a tiny, retro Price Chopper.

Initial Shots: Taken June 12, 2017. Has a mural of Lake George and has 2 registers.

Revisited: February 21, 2018. That tarp is covering the majority of the Technibilt carts as these pictures were taken in the winter.

Aisle 5. Has frozen goods, bread, and seasonal items.

 Deli. The only service area in the store.

To wrap it up, Aisle 1. Beverages ranging from soft drinks to milk, to other kinds of snacks.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Rite Aid #02749 - Worse Than RA1?

Want to know what's worse than an old store with RA1? An older one with the original decor! And now adding colour...

Welcome to Rite Aid #02749 of Hancock, New York! The trimline at the top is green instead of blue and brown at the bottom.


Those aisle markers! Almost non-existent everywhere else due to later décor packages.

Back of the store. Typical striping seen in older stores.

Late 1990s Rehrig Mini, to be expected. Unlike Frankfort, there were only 3 I counted on the floor. The one pictured here, one used for cardboard, and another in the queue sandwiched by blue-trimmed (2012) Technibilts.

A closer look at an original relic. Another one at the end, a beverage aisle.

Walgreens couldn't just take down a sign and put theirs up. The sign, titled "PRESCRIPTIONS" is hard décor, so they had to put their sign over the prescriptions sign.

Middle actionway. Uses red striping only.

Card shop. American Greetings Card Shop sign is a later addition. Aisles 6 and 7 have the same merchandise type.

Former 1 Hour Photo center and... Rite express? Another of the broken-off signs that will only get replaced when Walgreens fully integrates.

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- Retail Regents