It truly is the end of an era as the final Kmart in Michigan is set to close sometime in November.

The Kmart franchise has had businesses in Michigan for 59 years, so with the closing of their final store in Marshall, it truly is the end of an era.  The Kmart in Marshall is one of the 22 Kmart stores still operating in the United States and the final one in Michigan.

The Marshall Kmart is currently hiring seasonal temporary workers to help facilitate its closure in November.  According to an article by News Channel 3, the Marshall Kmart currently has discounts of 50% on many items with up to 90% off on some jewelry and other items.

Kmart was originally founded in 1899 under the name S.S. Kresge Corporation and later would change its name to Kmart Corporation in the 1970s.  The original stores were called Kresge's and included their very first store in Detroit, Michigan opened in 1899.  The first Kmart in the nation wasn't opened until 1962 and claimed its home in Garden City, Michigan.  The rebranded franchise would expand quickly through the 70s and 80s with thousands of stores in North America and abroad.  In 2002, Kmart would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and begin to close stores across the nation.

After the final Michigan Kmart closes in Marshall this November, you'll need to drive to New York, California, Florida, New Jersey, or Montana to visit a Kmart in the United States.  So, if you want to get your Blue Light Special fix, you'll need to visit the Kmart in Marshall before it closes in November.  An official close date has not yet been disclosed.

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