|365 Habersham Village Circle Cornelia, GA 30531|
we are touring the Kmart store located in Cornelia, GA, a small town
in Northeast Georgia not far from the South Carolina line. Opening in
1985 this Kmart was located in a shopping center with a Revco drug store
and a Winn-Dixie grocery store. Today the Revco is a Hibbett sports
store and the Winn-Dixie is a Big Lots. This store is on the smaller
side at 82,832 square feet. It used to feature a K Cafe and an Olan
Mills portrait studio in store, and there is no former auto center
space. Unfortunately this Kmart is one of very few locations left in the
state of Georgia and the only location in the Northeast Georgia region.
|Current shopping center layout and tenant list.|
|Former Olan Mills portrait studio.|
|Former K Cafe area.|
Kmart is a prime example of why the company is in a free fall to
extinction. The pictures don't do the store justice on just how messy the store was, in addition the shelves in many places were very
bare looking. It also features the normal Kmart store staples such as
mismatch colored floor tiles, dirty ceiling tiles, and signage in wrong
places. Another item of note is the garden center inside part and
outside part was completely closed off and inaccessible to the public.
Some garden center items had been moved into the store including bird
feeders, plant pots, fertilizers, and pesticides.
|Empty shelves in the automotive department.|
|Messy shelves, random items sitting everywhere.|
|Mismatched floor tiles all over store.|
|Inside and outside garden center completely closed off.|
cool find at this Kmart was a very vintage Kmart stock cart sitting
right outside of the entrance doors to the store. It is definitely
original to the store from when it opened in 1985 with the old pre-1990
|Stock cart original to the store opening in 1985.|
you have it, that is about all that can be said for this 31 year old
Kmart store. Judging by the up keep of the store and the lack of
customer traffic, this store is likely to not make it past 2017. Enjoy
the rest of the pictures and leave your comments on this store below.
Edit: A few days after we wrote this post, this store was announced to be one of 100 Kmart's to close by spring 2017. So our prediction of this store closing came true even sooner than we expected.