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Local Kmart Closing Soon

Merchandise has been discounted.

A business in the area will soon be shuttering its doors.

Kmart, located at 1900 Douglas Road, Montgomery, has posted closings signs all around the store and an employee confirmed that the location will be closing sometime in mid-March.

Charlene Coulombe-Fiore, executive director of the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation, said Kmart still has some time left on their lease.

Kmart does not own the property, but Coulombe-Fiore said in her past experience that Kmart has restrictions on who can move into the property.

RCG Ventures purchased the shopping center, Settler’s Landing, Kmart is located in back in February of 2011.  

Settler’s Landing was built in 1984 and was once one of the largest of its kind in Kendall County. It housed a Kmart, Dominick’s, and Walgreens, as well as several smaller stores. But within the past 12 years, both Dominick’s and Walgreens moved out of the center, and only Planet Fitness has moved in.

“We’ve been keeping an eye on the property for a while,” said Coulombe-Fiore, who added that nationally Kmart has been under “a lot of scrutiny.”

Merchandise is being reported discounted at Kmart, according to Patch readers.

Kmart is owned by the Sears Holdings Corporation. 

Roy Rumaner January 07, 2014 at 11:38 AM
The one in Naperville on Odgen closed a while ago. Are there any more Kmarts left in the area?
Natalie Stevens (Editor) January 07, 2014 at 01:48 PM
One out in Joliet on Jefferson, but that's the closest I know of.
Theresa January 07, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Anyone been there - are the discounts pretty good?
P. Covello January 08, 2014 at 09:38 PM
Too bad for the people losing their jobs.... plus the poor people at Dominick's that have also. I think both buildings will remain empty for quite a while, until this area's economy improves much more, and potential new tenants see the type of demographics that justify opening a new business - it's all about the bottom line these days.
Oswego Mom January 12, 2014 at 01:39 PM
It has always been about bottom line -unfortunately, we are currently stuck between greedy unions, greedy companies with larger economies of scale, higher taxes, higher medical costs, higher insurance premiums - than the wages earned coupled with offshore manufacturing - further reducing the labor force. It's time to make changes. If you want jobs to come back to America, buy stuff that's made here- not abroad! Buy at local shops, instead of chains! (like KMart, WalMart, etc.) Follow the money. Let it flow to local people! It may seem more expensive in the short run - but look what NOT doing that has done to the American dream!
Alva Rodriguez February 26, 2014 at 08:37 AM
it is a shame, but at that location they didn't respect their customers. they take too long to service people at the return/refund section. 2x I waited in line for almost an hour. when the one person was asked if he/she needed help, she denied that she needed help. it was clear to a lot of us that she needed the helped. they do not respect their customers at that location. alva rodriguez from aurora, il. 60506
Albert Gazalooch April 18, 2014 at 01:16 AM
Kmart and Sears are both dropping like flies. I suspect the Bloomingdale store will be on the next closing list.

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