Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Nathan's Planet
Atlantic, Iowa Kmart Tour
Home
Jefferson's Fareway Economical Food Store
TAKE THE JEFFERSON, IOWA PAMIDA TOUR!
Take the Des Moines (Hubbel Ave.) Kmart Tour!
Last of the Summer Wine Fan Page
The New and Exciting Events of Nathan Bush
The Audubon, Iowa Pamida Tour!
Kmart, Pamida, and ALCO stores across Iowa!
Take the Toledo, Iowa Pamida Tour!
Atlantic, Iowa Kmart Tour
TAKE THE CARROLL, IOWA KMART TOUR!
The Atlantic, Iowa Pamida Tour
TAKE THE FORT DODGE, IOWA KMART TOUR!
My Memories Described In Pictures
PERFECT DARK! One of the best damn games ever to be made!
LOOK I'M SELLING STUFF!
Top Ten Charts!
POLLS
ROMS ROMS AND MORE ROMS!
Video Game Reviews

    Hello and welcome to the Atlantic, Iowa Kmar tour.  This Kmart tour is located in eastern Atlantic at the end of Plum Street (Three blocks North of my Grandparent's house) at the Stop Light Intersection of Plum and US HWY 6 and HWY 83.
 
     Kmart in Atlantic was the smallest of the now four stores.  Kmart and Alco are gone since Wal-Mart's arrival in May 2005.  Kmart's departure was six months later, not even giving it a go for the holiday season, and Alco closed in July 2008.  Pamida still stands today, with a pharmacy in place, and has remodeled the store in the past few years. 
    Before Wal-Mart, Kmart was big for Atlantic, being the only national chain department store in town (Pamida and Alco are midwest region stores).  I believe this Kmart arrived in the 1970s...I wasn't sure which store came into town first (My guess is Pamida).  This store had five registers and a courtesy desk.  Though smaller than the average Kmart, this store was just right for a population of 7,500.  I remember visiting the store for the first time in 1999 with the old logo on it (Man I wish I got pictures of it!) during the holiday season.  I visited the store about two years later when Kmart did the chain-wide remodeling.
    Orscheln, which was a few buildings down at the time, took over the old Kmart rather rapidly...and they have made good use of it.  If you never got to visit this Kmart, here's a few pictures below to show what it looks like.  If ANYONE has pictures of this store pre-remodel 2001 please Email them to me at Nkbush@wccta.net.  Thank you and enjoy!

Welcome to the Atlantic, Iowa Kmart!
atlantickmart.jpg
Click any of the links below to explore the Kmart! Believe me, it is worth it!

Vintage Kmart shopping cart.
oldkmartshoppingcart.jpg
I assume it's from the Kmart in Atlantic considering the Salvation Army is in Atlantic.

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION!
 
I have divided the pictures into seperate areas due to load times and to reduce refreshing because of the Red X's.  But it's all good.  Thanks.