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Kmart, 1600 Charleston Highway: December 2019   5 comments

Posted at 11:10 pm in closing














Well, the story here is the same as for the the Lexington Kmart: It's a Kmart. It's closing.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to go inside, and I was shooting against the sun for the exterior shots, but it looks pretty much as you would expect.

There have been a good number of closures in this general area in the past few years. All of Ryans, Rite Aid, Taco Cid, and Toyota Center come to mind. On the other hand, there is a new plaza around the Walmart at the top of Knox Abbott, so there is some new growth.

(I continue to be confused by the boundries between West Columbia & Cayce. I would have guessed this location to be Cayce, but it seems not.)

(Hat tip to lots of folks)

UPDATE 22 April 2020 -- Commenter Mr. Bill sent in these interiors from the Kmart a while ago, and I managed to misplace them. Here they are now:





Written by ted on October 16th, 2019

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  1. This is the Kmart I remember the best since we lived on that side of town back when it was a new store. I remember the Grocery Store side too I think late 60's? I dont remember what year this one opened now since it's been over 50 years, nor do I remember the lumber yard name that sat there before Kmart was built. Walmart killed a lot of stores, but I think poor management and other things killed the company as time went by.


    16 Oct 19 at 11:39 pm

  2. I am going to miss this store...there were things I needed that Kmart was by best go to for...I hate to see Kmart go but I guess it's no different than some of the folks on here older than I thoat speak of missing different stores of days gone by (as I feel as such about Phar Mor, JB White and Service Merchandise)...


    17 Oct 19 at 9:11 pm

  3. Like Ted I have a hard time distinguishing the lines between West Columbia & Cayce...I feel like there are several shopping centers between this Kmart and the Walmart neighborhood market that I feel like aren't what they once were (but a lot of the details predate me)...but I am happy for the way the Walmart neighborhood market overhauled the intersection as needed to happen...


    20 Oct 19 at 10:28 pm

  4. I live nearby, I'm in Cayce, but if I cross the street, I'm in West Columbia. Ted I tried to send you some pics of the Kmart, and The Ryan's, don't know if you ever got them.

    Mr Bill

    22 Apr 20 at 2:59 pm

  5. D'oh!

    Put them where I couldn't possibly lose them of course..

    Posted. Thanks!


    22 Apr 20 at 9:36 pm

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