Eastwood K-Mart

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The Eastwood K-Mart was a 100,000 square-foot discount retail store located at 7845 Crestwood Boulevard. It opened on December 1, 1969 and closed December 15, 2013.

As of 2009 the K-Mart store had 65 employees and was managed by Tommy Stewart. It was reported to bring about $275,000 in annual sales tax receipts.

That year the City of Birmingham agreed to contribute $86,000 in incentives for the appliance department from Sears' closed location at Century Plaza to be relocated to K-Mart.

The store was be the first to combine the nameplates of the two retail icons jointly held by the Sears Holding Corp.

References

  • Goodman, Sherri C. (October 28, 2007) "Battling retail titan Wal-Mart is nothing new for the manager of the Kmart store on Crestwood Boulevard, which will go head-to-head with the new supercenter nearby. Here's the plan of attack." The Birmingham News
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (June 2, 2009) "Sears to move appliance store to Kmart in Birmingham, Alabama." The Birmingham News