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Old 02-24-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Closings Announced in February 2012

The Kmart on Fort Jackson Blvd will close in the next several months, since Sears announced it would close 15 more Kmart and Sears stores. The Ft. Jackson Blvd store is one of those 15 locations (at the top of the page). Should have closed years ago.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Closings Announced in February 2012

The Kmart on Fort Jackson Blvd will close in the next several months, since Sears announced it would close 15 more Kmart and Sears stores. The Ft. Jackson Blvd store is one of those 15 locations (at the top of the page). Should have closed years ago.
Perfect time for some fresh retail right near Whole Foods. Could be a boon for the area.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Rumor had it recently that Walmart wants it for one of its smaller stores.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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That's one shopping center that should have been razed years ago. It's a nice spot, actually, with proximity to Ft. Jackson, Forest Acres, Shandon, etc. Plus the lot, itself, it pretty nice. Some mature trees and the creek running through it. Someone will get good use out of the site.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Rumor had it recently that Walmart wants it for one of its smaller stores.

Yep... that sounds about right... They want to get in on the intown market especially if their Assembly Street site doesnt work out.. Would be nice to have it and a few other stores on that site......
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Please for the love of god not a Walmart. There is one about 2 miles down on Garners Ferry and another on Forest Drive.

I haven't stepped foot in a Wal-Mart in over 3 years and honestly feel better every day about it.

If you want to destroy an area just let a Wal-Mart open up and that area will instantly go down hill.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I agree - no Wal-marts in town. The K-Mart on Jackson Blvd was the first one I ever visited (I won't say how many years ago), but the K-Mart model is tired. I hope a development locates on that plot that will complement the Whole Foods center across the street.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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I am no fan of Wal Mart but unlike the Assembly Street site which has a number of issues.. this site has less and there is an existing building there. Wal Mart has deep pockets and will be prepared to fight for what they want. I have not seen an "urban" wal mart which I have heard are supposed to be more upscale. Then again whats upscale in Arkansas and the land of slick willies and billy clints...my be average in SE Columbia......so I guess the jury is still out on the "quality" of the development that it may bring
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I am no fan of Wal Mart but unlike the Assembly Street site which has a number of issues.. this site has less and there is an existing building there. Wal Mart has deep pockets and will be prepared to fight for what they want. I have not seen an "urban" wal mart which I have heard are supposed to be more upscale. Then again whats upscale in Arkansas and the land of slick willies and billy clints...my be average in SE Columbia......so I guess the jury is still out on the "quality" of the development that it may bring
"Slick Willie" was a Rhodes Scholar so I don't think he was typically Arkansan. I've never seen an "upscale" Wal-Mart, but I'd keep an open mind.
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