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I have been to all five of the Kmarts in the Bergen County NJ region. Lyndhurst is just south of Bergen - it would be the sixth.

This one in Closter seems like one of the forgotten Kmarts. It always seems deserted when I visit. The store sits as the anchor in an outdated shopping plaza that has at least one other major retail space vacant. This shopping plaza is currently under fire because the owner wants to renovate and bring in a major food store, and the nearby A&P feels threatened, and apparently has the clout to influence the town politicos and raise a lot of barriers regarding zoning and past tax debts etc... Once again it's amazing how folks can advocate against their own interests. There are many small business dying on the vine on the other end of that glorified strip mall. But enough about the Ghost Town that struggles to come to life.... about the store.

I tour the Kmarts to catch the off priced toys and other merchandise on clearance just as a season ends. Once inside, you cannot tell this location from any other except that it is rarely ever buzzing with any crowds. It seems that so many retailers endeavor to cut corners and it shows the most in checkout cashier availability. There's plenty of staff, but they get pulled to do one of a thousand other duties when it seems slow, then as a wave of customers come to check out, they scramble to re-open registers. It also seems popular with retailers like this to line the aisles with racks and cut off decent egress, God forbid there's a fire.

I only recently realized in the past year that Kmart has long been a part of the Sears family. There is almost nothing outside of bargain hunting the clearances that would attract me to a Kmart over a Walmart, a Target, or a National Wholesale Liquidators.

One cannot possibly get around to every brand when in the market for a microwave or some House and Garden doo-dad anyway. So if this one is near you, knock yourself out. If I had to compare this location to the Kmarts in other parts of the county, I would not even be able to choose the ranking order.

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I have been to all five of the Kmarts in the Bergen County NJ region. Lyndhurst is just south of Bergen - it would be the sixth.

This one in Closter seems like one of the forgotten Kmarts. It always seems deserted when I visit. The store sits as the anchor in an outdated shopping plaza that has at least one other major retail space vacant. This shopping plaza is currently under fire because the owner wants to renovate and bring in a major food store, and the nearby A&P feels threatened, and apparently has the clout to influence the town politicos and raise a lot of barriers regarding zoning and past tax debts etc... Once again it's amazing how folks can advocate against their own interests. There are many small business dying on the vine on the other end of that glorified strip mall. But enough about the Ghost Town that struggles to come to life.... about the store.

I tour the Kmarts to catch the off priced toys and other merchandise on clearance just as a season ends. Once inside, you cannot tell this location from any other except that it is rarely ever buzzing with any crowds. It seems that so many retailers endeavor to cut corners and it shows the most in checkout cashier availability. There's plenty of staff, but they get pulled to do one of a thousand other duties when it seems slow, then as a wave of customers come to check out, they scramble to re-open registers. It also seems popular with retailers like this to line the aisles with racks and cut off decent egress, God forbid there's a fire.

I only recently realized in the past year that Kmart has long been a part of the Sears family. There is almost nothing outside of bargain hunting the clearances that would attract me to a Kmart over a Walmart, a Target, or a National Wholesale Liquidators.

One cannot possibly get around to every brand when in the market for a microwave or some House and Garden doo-dad anyway. So if this one is near you, knock yourself out. If I had to compare this location to the Kmarts in other parts of the county, I would not even be able to choose the ranking order.

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