LIVE Kmart Video Tour | STORE CLOSING NOVEMBER 2017 | Retail Archaeology

This footage is from a live video tour of the Kmart in Mesa, AZ conducted on 6/14/2017. This stores closure was announced on 8/24/2017.

WARNING: Mute the audio from 30:00 – 31:28. Trust Me.

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50 Comments

  1. Burt Bowers on April 5, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    What a sorry looking garden center… What happened to selection there really isn’t much choice when it comes to plants…

  2. Roger Cupps on April 5, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Does anyone from KMart ever step foot in a WalMart? How can you be so out of date? I just don’t get it?

  3. Luis Salazar on April 5, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    wow it looks soo much like my store, Im a supervisor at Kmart in Laredo Texas, I sure do love doing the bluelights, thanks for sharing!!

  4. Tammy Dear on April 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Kmart is the savings store where your dollar buys you more! Not!!!

  5. jerswift2002 on April 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Employee watching you @ 11:35

  6. bperl1 on April 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    My first job in high school was at this K Mart in 1997. It wasn’t nearly as sad back then.

  7. Travel on April 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Excellent. Nice to see a whole store tour of a kmart before it starts closing. I totally would’ve bought the grumpy cat thing too

  8. Michael Bruce on April 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Kmart is closing the store on northern and I-17. I used to live by there, the only one left will be in Mesa.

  9. CECArizona on April 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Mesa closed too?? Is Toleson the only Kmart left in the Phoenix area?

  10. Martin M.G.M. on April 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    This Kmart looks cleaner and more organized than most? I don’t understand why people give Kmart so much shit…you’re not going to shop at a store because it has older shelving and plays 90s music? Really?

  11. Nessy Marie on April 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    “Sounds like a 90’s dance club in here” 😂

  12. Retail Archaeology on April 5, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    This stores closure was announced on 8/24/2017. It will be closing in mid-November 2017.
    WARNING: Mute the audio from 30:00 – 31:28. Trust Me.

  13. Jerry Carriera on April 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Very sadly, today, 8/24/17, Kmart announced the closing of 28 more stores and this one is on the list. It’s supposed to be closing in mid November. Tragic as it is a very nice store, with wonderful, very helpful employees.I visited this store on my first trip to AZ from CT n June. I hope all the nice people who went out of their way to help me in their store, find suitable, gainful employment.

  14. Cascade on April 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    After watching these videos, I want to gO film in a nearby Kmart in Portland, but I’m worried about security or an employee asking me to leave. Do you have any suggestions to avoid being caught? I would use an iPhone if I ever decide to film there (it’s all I have).

  15. white liberals RD roots of all evil on April 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    You could had walk around ass naked a no one would had notice

  16. DarthMayvin on April 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    so this kmart is in arizona…..yet they have a ton of packers and bears stuff hell almost as much if not more than cardinals gear. they also had university of wisconsin: milwaukee mugs?!?!?! how in the hell? did a kmart in wisconsin just ship all of their excess merch to this store?

  17. timmy 900 on April 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I did a tore of Kmart on my channel to

  18. Michael Bruce on April 5, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I think it’s hilarious that in the front of the store before you go outside they have jackets for sale. It’s going to be close to 120 next week. I was actually there when you were filming. You should visit the other Kmart on northern.

  19. Arthur Johnson on April 5, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    That little team sports area at the front was probably an arcade at one time. This story is like a store once in trotwood, Ohio (now closed)

  20. fab4fan5 on April 5, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Song came out in ’95

  21. Mike Selitto on April 5, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    On Fri Feb 1st 3rd

  22. Adaptorzzz on April 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    i have to say this is one of the tidiest kmarts I’ve seen

  23. Samantha Geso on April 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Is that Breath by Pearl Jam playing around 25:00?

  24. fab4fan5 on April 5, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    The old Super Kmart here in Tx that closed down in the early 2000’s is still vacant .No other business has moved there since

  25. K Pop on April 5, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Splease watch the foul language. Thanks

  26. Brion Allan on April 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    You can almost hear crickets over the cheesy music on the PA system…

  27. Kitten on April 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Who was the cashier

  28. LauraIsPink on April 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    They were using picnic style tables for their jeans display? Wow in all my years of shopping, in all my years of working retail I have never seen anything like that used for clothing displays.

  29. Rogue849 on April 5, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    34:57: not something we’ll hear ever again

  30. Clean your doorknobs on April 5, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    have you done anything on Big Lots?

  31. Fcreceptor on April 5, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Hey! I love Republica! 😀

  32. Mr. Nick b on April 5, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    if thst kmart has closed its pharmacy watch for it to close soon, kmarts parent company told all staff at the kmart I work at they were closing pharmacy to save money, the very shortly after, they announced kmart 3009 closing! kmart store 3009 has some unique history, it was originally Kresges downtown!

  33. Jerry Carriera on April 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I visited Mesa two weeks ago and before I left for my trip, I saw your video. I went into this store and did some shopping. What a shame!! Compared to others I visited, this store was really nice, clean and well stocked. The employees went out of their way to be helpful. There was nobody there on a Wednesday morning. Only a matter of time before this and the KMart chain will cease to exist.

  34. Deeper Understanding on April 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Still, a North Korean’s dream store…

  35. MattH on April 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I watched this live. I was not warned of 30:05

  36. Dennis Austin on April 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Reminds me of getting help in wal mart anywhere..except when the heads are there then associates are like ants lol !!

  37. Charmedone9805 on April 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    they pay such weird music in kmart

  38. Michael Bayers on April 5, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Awsome viedo..
    u should of walked in the open door by layawy..whats the worst of could of happened..lol

  39. Degausser09 on April 5, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    There’s no coming back from this. It’s sad but this brand will be gone in the near future.

  40. Mike Rojo on April 5, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Its thanks to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Sam’s Club they all offer what Kmart offers thats why. Plus the fact that all those stores except amazon offer everything even a restaurant food court inside too basically Kmart fell behind in everything.

  41. laurel jade on April 5, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    limited boring merchandise (and outdated).

  42. DANA on April 5, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    you know i stopped here once because i needed aspirin desperately and it was busy. it was around 7-7:30pm and i live in scottsdale…

  43. sean spangler on April 5, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Sad this store is closing

  44. Mat Tomoska on April 5, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    The song at 7:13 is Mr. Vain By Culture Beat if anybody was wondering.

  45. Tammy Dear on April 5, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    RIP Kmart

  46. willoww x on April 5, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I went to a Kmart back in 2015 it was pretty dead I just went there for a look around. I saw an old tag thing laying on the floor. Got to admit the place was pretty dirty and messy. Could be cleaner, I found alot of old things. It’s truly sad to see it go. 😭😭😭

  47. Trident Central on April 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Hey there. I work at Kmart and there isn’t a recording policy in place. In fact, training videos show to welcome people who are recording in the store. 🙂

  48. StewartLucrative on April 5, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    There used to be a Circuit City in that same shopping center. Go figure…

  49. Idelia412 on April 5, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Only a matter time before KMART and SEARS will be gone.

  50. The0to1smell on April 5, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    And still K mart will not change there expensive pricing knowing they going down.

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