Thursday, June 18, 2020

Kmart near Columbia to close this summer, leaving only 1 Kmart in Lancaster County

Fifty years after opening its first store in Lancaster County, only one Kmart will remain after the West Hempfield Township store closes this summer.

The store at 3975 Columbia Ave., which opened in 1992, will likely close by the end of August, according to a store employee. A manager on Monday confirmed the store is "definitely closing," but said he couldn't say when. He deferred further questions to Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings, which did not respond to a request for comment.

The store's property is owned by Seritage Growth Properties, which earlier this month announced it had reached an agreement to terminate leases at the 17 properties where it rents to Kmart and Sears — including the West Hempfield store — if the stores close by the end of September.


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