Kmart In Bishop Is Closing

SAD BUT TRUE: KMART’S CLOSING

An article by USA Media posted on the Internet has confirmed the Bishop Kmart will be closing.

The Bishop site is one of 45 Kmarts being shut down by owner Transformco, along with 51 Sears stores. Transformco acquired both operations, pulling them back from the bankruptcy, a year ago, with funding from its owner ESL Investments and a third-party investor.

The article goes on to state the “Sears and Kmart corporate workforce is shrinking with about 250 layoffs.” There’s no count on the number of store personnel who will be losing their jobs.

According to Elaine Kabala, Bishop’s city planner, Kmart owns the building it will shutter in a few months. Vons has the lease on the former Kmart building across from Schat’s Roadhouse.

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Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
2 years ago

With the convenience and variety of online shopping, I don’t think I’ve been inside that K Mart in the past couple of years. So I suppose I’ve contributed in a small way to their demise.

Donald Sindelar
Donald Sindelar
1 year ago

God Bless America

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

When I last went to the Bishop K-Mart,they were so low on inventory,planning to buy quite a bit of stuff,I left with nothing more then a 2020 calendar…gonna try one more time to shop there when I take my Cocker Spaniel named Chloeno in for a Julie’s Grooming bath and… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
2 years ago

I have been coming up to the Eastern Sierra for over 40 years, and I just got home from a 4 day trip to the East Walker. Kmart has always been my go-to store for last minute supplies that I forget at home (you always remember what you forgot when… Read more »

Suzanne
Suzanne
2 years ago

Any future plans for this business such as Walmart or Target? Does anyone know

H. R.
H. R.
2 years ago

I vote for a Target instead! 🙂

Trouble
Trouble
2 years ago

I feel like I’m stuck on a Island? But Sears and Kmart missed out on all this on-line crap going around.

Old Timer
Old Timer
2 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Sears has been selling online and mail order forever.

Dale Calabrese
Dale Calabrese
2 years ago
Reply to  Old Timer

Sears started business as a mail order house!! Only later did they add physical stores.

Max Rosan
Max Rosan
2 years ago

Closure of the Bishop K-Mart was inevitable, it was just a matter of time. Sears, J.C. Penney, and many others too are falling by the wayside all across rural America. Corporate retail businesses have been thrust into a new world (for the past 15 – 20 or so years) of… Read more »

erik simpson
erik simpson
2 years ago
Reply to  Max Rosan

Trader Joe’s has been discussed here before. The problem is that TJ wants a potential customer base of about 50000 people. Inyo & Mono together just don’t make the nut.

Carol Trainor
Carol Trainor
2 years ago

When???

Deb Murphy
Deb Murphy
2 years ago
Reply to  Carol Trainor

February

Shirley Thompson
Shirley Thompson
2 years ago

What is going to take K Mart place? I’m to old to be going to Ridgecrest or any other place. Is Bishop going to be Bodie #2.

Big Dice McGee
Big Dice McGee
1 year ago

It died along time ago. Just waiting for the burial. Bodie wasn’t stupid enough to tell people not stop there. Reap what you sow.

Kathi Lester
Kathi Lester
2 years ago

I’m really concerned about the loss of affordable shopping experience for non-grocery items in Bishop. 🙁

Joy Bowman
Joy Bowman
2 years ago

So first JC Penny’s now Kmart. There will be nowhere left to buy anything here! Can’t wait to leave this one horse town…

Jerry Thoresen
Jerry Thoresen
2 years ago

Come on Walmart we’re waiting for you

Jeff Willis
Jeff Willis
2 years ago

K-Mart died long ago, this is just the burial.