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« on: May 11, 2016, 06:32:48 PM »

A very good concept at the time for Sears, unfortunately the merger basically killed whatever plans Sears had to expand the Grand stores, as instead of building ground up Grand stores like they were planning on, they simply slapped on the Sears Grand logo on some old Kmart stores, repainted it blue, put in some appliances and called it a day. Heck, some Essentials stores were even converted over to Grand stores. The later Grand stores even lacked a pantry (one of Grands' selling points), while the older Grand stores decided to rid of the pantry as well and basically just turned them into neutered Sears stores. Heck, they were so lazy that at some old stores they didn't even bother to take the pantry signs down, no, they just left them there and made it look like a half-hearted lazy piece of crap.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 06:34:00 PM »

Sounds like Sears was trying to make another sister store to be like Kmart or at least Target!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 04:54:20 PM »



Former Kmart turned into a Sears Grand



Ground up Sears Grand

Inside a converted Grand:



Inside a brand new Grand:



Can you tell the differences? Because I sure can.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 06:32:59 PM »

I made a post on my website talking about the Sears Grand concept a few years ago, you can read it here- http://www.kmartworld.com/2009/09/special-report-sears-grand-viable_03.html
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »

I made a post on my website talking about the Sears Grand concept a few years ago, you can read it here- http://www.kmartworld.com/2009/09/special-report-sears-grand-viable_03.html

That's your blog? I love reading your posts! When will you be posting new updates on Kmart stores?
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 06:50:02 PM »


Mmmm...bedsheets!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 06:54:13 PM »


They're an excellent source of fiber!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 06:57:12 PM »


And diarrhea and stomach pumps!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 11:03:05 AM »

I made a post on my website talking about the Sears Grand concept a few years ago, you can read it here- http://www.kmartworld.com/2009/09/special-report-sears-grand-viable_03.html

That's your blog? I love reading your posts! When will you be posting new updates on Kmart stores?

Yes it's mine, I kind of moved on from it a few years ago, just didn't have the time like I used to to dedicate to it. I still have a lot of pictures of kmarts that I took and a couple of my contributors took that never got posted. I'm still looking to put those up for people to see one of these days. I also still pay to renew the kmartworld.com and pacemembershipwarehouse.com domains despite not updating the blog anymore and I also own kmartfanclub.com and kmartfanclub.org domains but never ended up using them for anything.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 12:18:15 PM »

Nice to see you are still Master of your Domain!   Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 12:41:33 PM »

New post up on kmartworld.com 60+ photo's of Sears Grand in Las Vegas that I took on June 9, 2016.
http://www.kmartworld.com/2016/06/spotlight-sears-grand-las-vegas-nv.html Check out the now Grand-less store!
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2016, 08:52:10 PM »

Bad move for Sears! I think that if a store like this should downsize, they should sell half of the store off to another retailer, or relocate to a smaller building and sell the oversized building to another retailer, like Gordman's, Target, T.J. Maxx, Burlington, Best Buy, hhgregg or Meijer.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 05:27:25 PM »

Bad move for Sears! I think that if a store like this should downsize, they should sell half of the store off to another retailer, or relocate to a smaller building and sell the oversized building to another retailer, like Gordman's, Target, T.J. Maxx, Burlington, Best Buy, hhgregg or Meijer.

Actually you are right on, Sears is trying to lease out half of the Sears Grand store in West Jordan, UT- http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/DA084C7D-B3E1-42DC-B7E4-C94B2F9D7C97.pdf
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