K-Mart Just Walks AwayDon't you just love it when an idea becomes so ingrained that everyone starts thinking the same way?
Kmart's closing leaves south Oxnard no comparable store
Sears Holdings Inc., Kmart's parent company, announced two weeks ago it was permanently closing the store at Channel Islands Boulevard and Ventura Road.
The store had closed for three days after a Jan. 22 rainstorm caused part of the roof to collapse. It reopened for a day and a half, then closed again after company officials determined it was "inoperable."
A Sears spokeswoman cited the rain damage and a decision not to renew a property lease that expired Jan. 31 as the reasons for shutting down the store.
Next year, Home Depot plans to raze the 104,000-square-foot Kmart, its 9,300-square-foot garden center and an adjoining 16,000-square-foot strip mall.
Home Depot is proposing to build a 106,000-square-foot store and a nearly 35,000-square-foot garden center, plus 604 parking spaces. An environmental impact report on the project is being prepared by the city.
This is really more of an urban planning failure than anything. Read the quotes from people that say it is easier to drive the 10 miles to camarillo than the 3 miles to the North Oxnard stores.