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Kmart, 1525 Sadler Road (Fernandina Beach): March 2012 (probably)   7 comments

Posted at 11:48 pm in closing

You'll recall that we discussed the announcement a few months back about how Sears & Kmart have announced a round of store closings which largely left South Carolina stores (except for Sumter) untouched.

Well, I was recently in Fernandina Beach, and found that their Kmart is one of the ones which got the ax. The store is on Sadler Road, which is the first major connector between 8th Street (the bridge road onto the island) and the beach, an area which is in general doing *quite* well, with lots of new upscale shops (both there and on the other side of the bridge).

When I was growing up, Fernandina was still quite a small town, and this would have been a major blow. Now there is a Wal-Mart a few blocks away, and Target within a mile.

The store is still open for now, and while the inventory is starting to hollow out and the vacant space to spread (as in the Dutch Square Kmart) there is still while until the final days when the fixtures start to go..

UPDATE 10 October 2012 -- As these pictures from 5 August 2012 show, the place is closed and all the logos and branding is gone:

UPDATE 7 October 2019: Add map icon, update tags.

UPDATE 22 December 2021 -- The main part of this store is now a Bealls, and has been for a good while. The garden center part of the store is now an Eat The Frog Fitness, which is new within the past year:



Written by ted on February 23rd, 2012

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  1. loopnet's listing indicates that this building was built in 1987. It is in a retail complex called Island Walk Shopping Center that is anchored by a Publix interestingly enough. shows that is is one of 11 Sears/Kmart locations that are closing in the sunshine state.


    24 Feb 12 at 12:22 am

  2. Yeah, Publix is definitely in there, and this place was one of the later opening Kmarts, probably in the first wave of Fernandina/Amelia Island growth following the opening of the Amelia Island Plantation, so I should say "something like this would have been a big blow" since it wasn't there until I was out on my own.

    In the 60s and 70s, a Sears storefront that had a few appliances and took catalog orders and deliveries was pretty much it for national retailers, at least as I recall it.

    Florida's the only place yet I've seen a combined Sears & Kmart..


    24 Feb 12 at 1:29 am

  3. Fort Jackson Blvd Kmart is closing.


    24 Feb 12 at 3:55 pm

  4. Andrew

    27 Feb 12 at 5:01 pm


    It says this big-box Kmart location will be available May 1, 2012, so if it becomes available right after it closes, it'll close by May 1st, 2012. (Probably will close in March/April 2012, just a guess)


    29 Feb 12 at 3:14 pm

  6. The most recent post (as of the day I compose this) has me wondering if you got any post-closing/liquidation pics of this site


    10 Oct 12 at 3:04 pm

  7. Well, yes as a matter of fact. Nothing unexpected, just all the branding taken down. Currently nothing else has moved in.

    New pix added above.


    10 Oct 12 at 4:29 pm

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