Atlanta 1993: Kmart on Clairmont Road

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    This Kmart was on Clairmont Road just north of I-85, now the site of Sam's Club. It was built in 1967 and 26 years later it still looked and felt just like 1967, which is probably why I loved going there and probably one of the reasons it closed. They were definitely behind the times.

    This K-Mart was much farther back from the road than the current Sam's Club and today this spot in the parking is almost exactly where Sam's front door is.

    RetailByRyan95, Amber Rhea, and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Smabs Sputzer 69 months ago | reply

      Cripes! I worked at the newly opended Sam's Club in 1999 I think. Thanks for the photo.

    2. spaceout cadet 68 months ago | reply

      I remember this k-mart quite well...lived down the street from it

    3. romleys 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Discount Stores, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. ShopKo Fan 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kmart, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. mctrash1 63 months ago | reply

      Yeah i know im new to this but the kmart in my home town had the same logo until it cloesd. U should check it out. From Mctrash1. Feel free to leave a comment.

    6. Eyegor_ [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      That old K Mart sign is more recognizable to me than that new one they made from the 90's onward.

    7. zeusface 63 months ago | reply

      Yeah, this was a cool sign, especially at night. The newer logo is very generic.

    8. kturnerga 62 months ago | reply

      Reminds me so much of the one on 2495 Pio Nono Avenue. It opened in 1963 and sold tons of merchandise (and lost tons from shoplifting). It was remodeled in 1992 before its relocation. Its replacement was built in a swamp across from a housing project in 1995 or so. By 2001 it was closed. In small towns you can luck up on some that closed prior to the remodelings and admire the architecture.

    9. electrical2601 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Original Kmart and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Jenna Valentine 61 months ago | reply

      I can't get past those awesome parking lot lights!!

    11. ShopKo Fan 61 months ago | reply

      They sure don't make parking lot lights like they used to!

    12. redsoxfanatl 60 months ago | reply

      That was the first K-Mart I'd ever been to in my life and I remember my dad always refering to it as Kresgees. Can't tell I'm from the!

    13. Joe Architect 60 months ago | reply

      I once saw a Kmart that kept the old parking lot lighting over 25 years after the Kmart closed.

    14. electrical2601 59 months ago | reply

      does anyone remember the blue parking lot paint?

    15. thisisrobert 58 months ago | reply

      I remember one at Cleveland Rd. and I-75. As of 1992 it was still there. Anyone know if it still is today?

      Seen in the group"Vintage Atlanta" (?)

    16. antimatter33 35 months ago | reply

      There was one at Gresham Rd and I-20 (now a WalMart). I spent most of my allowance there :)

    17. repowers 4 months ago | reply

      Grew up near this place. There was an outlot restaurant, to the left in this photo, where we went to eat after swim meets. I remember hanging out in the parking lot afterwards. Couldn't have been more than 9!

      Also got my first ever blank cassette tapes from here.

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