Kmart to close Eagleville, Norristown...

Kmart to close Eagleville, Norristown stores

There are 10 comments on the Philly.com story from Mar 10, 2009, titled Kmart to close Eagleville, Norristown stores. In it, Philly.com reports that:

Kmart plans to close stores in Eagleville and Norristown and lay off 109 workers.

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not surprised

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 10, 2009
It seems that management gave up on the Eagleville store a long time ago. Ever since Walmart picked up speed, Kmart didn't care anymore. What a shame,I preferred Kmart over Walmart but you could never get checked out in a timely manner and the front door was guarded where you had to dig out your receipt after leaving check out 6 feet away to show some yahoo sitting there that you paid.The prices on the item/shelf never matched the register.Bottom line they just didn't care.
Dave in Conshohocken PA

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Mar 22, 2009
With the East Norriton Kmart closing, one has to wonder if Walmart will try to buy that property along with the Big Lots (old Acme) and the small stores in between. I can see Walmart buying all of that and tearing it down so that they can build a Supercenter there and then close the existing store next to Pep Boys.
Joey

Wayne, PA

#3 Mar 22, 2009
There's already a Supercenter in Audubon, 3 miles away. I don't think Walmart would open a Supercenter so close to another one. That would be too wierd, even for Walmart.
Dave in Conshohocken PA

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Mar 22, 2009
You may be right in that they may not want two supercenters that close together, but the Walmart discount store (non-supercenter) that's next to Pep Boys is too small and its a real dump. I could still see at least a new, Walmart discount store at the East Norriton Kmart site.
Angela S

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Mar 23, 2009
According to Google maps, the Walmart Supercenter on Trooper Rd in Audubon is 6 miles away from the Kmart at Germantown Pk & Dekalb Pk. The new Supercenter at Warner Rd & Gulph Rd in King of Prussia is only 4 miles away from the Audobon location (using 422 expressway). So I think Dave might be on to something. In this sour economy Walmart is one of the few operations out there that can easily take on a big project like this because they have the capital to do it.
John

Duluth, GA

#6 Apr 3, 2009
Joey wrote:
There's already a Supercenter in Audubon, 3 miles away. I don't think Walmart would open a Supercenter so close to another one. That would be too wierd, even for Walmart.
Try about 8 - 10 miles away
lori

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Apr 4, 2009
the sales aren't great. i bought a light saber there that was 20% off and it was still more expensive than the one at target. no deals to be had.
Joey

Wayne, PA

#8 Apr 4, 2009
Light saber?
Dr John

Somerset, NJ

#9 Apr 12, 2009
Very doubtful. The new Supercenter in West Norriton (Audubon) was just downsized, believe it or not, for a Supercenter. Keep it in mind both these are newer Wal-Marts, built in 2002. They relocate stores too much.
sandra

Exton, PA

#10 Apr 13, 2009
yeah we should get a new walmart supercenter and knock the one next to pepboys and ALSO GET PEOPLE they should hire new people that like to help customers and not always say o thats not my department idk and then they call someone else and they also tell u the same thing......

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