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Old 11-02-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Request JMT: ask your source about when the city and/or state is going to do something about pothole riddled N Washington and Jefferson.

N. Washington from the Square to 10th has been just awful for going on ten years now.

And by pothole ridden, I mean poorly patched potholes.
No arguments here. Since those are state roads, it's up to the state to resurface them which I hope will be soon. It took the state long enough to finally get around to resurfacing North Willow. South Willow also needs resurfacing, especially between I-40 and Interstate Drive. Badly. I hope the influx of money from the increased gas tax will spur TDOT into doing a better job at maintaining state roads within the city, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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The KMart in Cookeville is finally being put out of its misery and is scheduled to close. KMart is also closing its stores in Tullahoma and Donelson (Nashville). The stores are scheduled to close in January 2018. After these stores close, the only KMarts left in Middle Tennessee will be in Lebanon and Goodlettsville. KMart has already closed its Middle Tennessee stores in Clarksville, Columbia, Dickson, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lawrenceburg, Madison, McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Shelbyville, Smyrna, and Springfield.

18 Sears stores, 45 Kmart stores closing: 2 in Alabama; complete list of closing locations | AL.com
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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Sears in Cookville is still on life support and I doubt it will recover.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:03 PM
 
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Went to K Mart today, nothing on sale, more workers in there today than I have ever seen. We don't go there often but hate to see it go the way of the stage coach. That store hasn't been the same since they quit selling hot pretzels and hot dogs at the old concession stand up front. We sure feel bad for the employees.

Sears is up at bat next. Won't be long for that one to close down, too. I read they offered the K mart people jobs at Sears, where you haven't been able to find a customer service assistant since I don't know when. Maybe I haven't seen 'em as they have kept inside lights so dim for the last 8 yrs. No inventory to speak of in there, but as my daddy always said, "You can't sell out of any empty wagon". They should have kept the Sears catalog agoin'. Sears never changed with the times and now it is time for them to pay for poor management at the top. The end of an era., just like Woolworths. At least we still have Ollies and the Bargain Hunt

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Old 11-07-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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Went to K Mart today, nothing on sale, more workers in there today than I have ever seen. We don't go there often but hate to see it go the way of the stage coach. That store hasn't been the same since they quit selling hot pretzels and hot dogs at the old concession stand up front. We sure feel bad for the employees.

Sears is up at bat next. Won't be long for that one to close down, too. I read they offered the K mart people jobs at Sears, where you haven't been able to find a customer service assistant since I don't know when. Maybe I haven't seen 'em as they have kept inside lights so dim for the last 8 yrs. No inventory to speak of in there, but as my daddy always said, "You can't sell out of any empty wagon". They should have kept the Sears catalog agoin'. Sears never changed with the times and now it is time for them to pay for poor management at the top. The end of an era., just like Woolworths. At least we still have Ollies and the Bargain Hunt
Sears is bringing back its Christmas Wish Book. Maybe it's too little too late to save the company from the inevitable.

Sears revives its classic Wish Book - Oct. 25, 2017

Anyway, KMart in Cookeville is hiring for the Christmas rush. I'm sad to see it go, but I'm still surprised it's hung on as long as it has. I don't think it'll take long for that space to be taken over by another store. I've heard rumors that Rural King and HomeGoods are looking to come here, and we know that Kroger wants a larger space. Who knows. But I don't think that building will stay empty for long.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:44 AM
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I was rather surprised to see that there was still a KMart in Cookeville. All the ones in the Altamonte Springs FL area went away several years ago, one by one.

Sad to watch what has happened to store chains through the years. The ones that I can remember with fondness are Sears, Woolworth's, Kresge/KMart, WT Grant, Montgomery Ward. All either gone or on life support. No feeling of fondness for Walmart; it is just somewhere that I go if I absolutely have to for something.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:22 PM
 
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The U.S. has built 10x the amount of retail space Germany has per capita. I don't feel nostalgic for the loss of something that was never needed. The U.S. has virtually zero culture outside of turning ppl into consumption driven debt slaves.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Cookeville, Tn
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I drove by today and noticed that the land on south Jefferson just north of the Cinema-plex is moving dirt and cutting trees and preparing to have something built on it. Does anyone know what is being built?
It seems that every bare piece of land is in play this year.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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I just read from the Herald Citizen that the Sears in Cookeville will be closing too.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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I just read from the Herald Citizen that the Sears in Cookeville will be closing too.
Good. This will free up some space for something better. I heard Sears decided to go ahead and close its Cookeville store because they couldn't renegotiate a better lease. Hopefully, this means whoever owns Jackson Plaza already has someone lined up to replace it, or is confident it won't take long to replace Sears.
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