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See inside one of the last 4 Kmart stores in the US days before it closed down forever

But now, Kmart’s dignity days are in the past.

The Kmart in Avenel, New Jersey three days before it closes. There are signs announcing its closing throughout the front of the store.



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As Amazon and Walmart continue to dominate, Kmart’s sales have get the signal, and with it the number of locations.

Inside of the Kmart in Avenel, New Jersey three days before it closes. Every item that's left is on sale, and there are yellow signs denoting the prices. A sign hanging from the ceiling reads "Store Closing sale!"



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Just two decades ago, the brand had over 2,000 locations.

Assorted goods for sale inside cardboard boxes and plastic bags.



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But on April 16, Kmart closed its fourth to final store in Avenel, New Jersey, leaving just 3 Kmart amasses open across the US.

Signs hanging on the ceiling reading "Store Closing Sale!" as people shop.



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Kmart’s fall from the American shoppers’ ornament is a testament to the ongoing retail apocalypse that has swallowed up other big box companies like JCPenny and Sears.

Men's suit sets are 75% off. The clothes are hanging on a circular clothing rack.



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Just three days before it permanently closed, the Kmart in New Jersey was already looking feel favourably impressed by an eerily nostalgic shell of a space that was once a consumer hub.

"Store closing sale!" sign hanging from the ceiling with clothing racks below.



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Inside, the Kmart finger cold and lifeless as it slowly waited for its imminent demise.

Bare walls and empty clothing racks. There's caution tape lining some of the walkways.



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The store was as large as any other big retailer, but its bounds was completely devoid of products.

An empty store with nothing on the shelves. There's caution tape in front of the empty area.



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Instead of colorful aisles lined with a variety of issues …

An empty store with nothing on the shelves. There are no people.



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… there were stained floors, empty shelves, and scattered moving and cleaning cloths.

A pair of discarded shoes in front of a row of tables.



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Chunks of the store had already been sectioned off with caution tape to stop any odd customers from going any further …

Empty shelves with caution tape blocking off the rest of the store.



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… but it’s not like these empty areas would’ve drew any eagle-eyed shoppers.

Empty shelves being blocked off by caution tape at an employee's only area.



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And the dirty floors once hidden by piles of inventory glared compared to the unmitigated white floors.

Empty shelves under bright white lights.



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The only products left to sell were corralled towards the center of the aggregate.

Packed racks of clothing with signs show the discount.



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And whatever remained was heavily discounted, a perfect playground for the handful of budget shoppers picking away at these discounted plagues.

A white sign showing updated pricing with items 25% off. There's a "Despicable Me" DVD next to this sign.



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… and despite the Kmart’s imminent demise, some of the workers were still trying to spruce up up the remaining displays.

"Store closing sale!" sign hanging from the ceiling with clothing racks below.



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… leaving only three remaining holdouts in the US in New Jersey, New York, and Florida.

There's caution tape blocking off part of the store. Cardboard boxes sit on shelves.



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