It was recently announced that our local K Mart will be closing. Along with about 30 other Sears and Big K’s.  

Looking at the numbers, I think one if not both of these chains is done in 2017. Sears isn’t what it used to be and K Mart became the forgotten red headed step child to the prettier WalMart and Target. 

JC Penny and Macy’s have seen troubles lately too. I’m sure there’s some mall store that has out lived its usefulness. 

So who do you see not making it through the new year, and include reasons too. Maybe we can figure out why some stores thrive while others become places we collectively used to go to.