Kmart 4000

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Kmart #4000
Store number4000
LocationGarden Plaza
Address29600 Ford Road
CityGarden City, Michigan
OpenedMarch 1, 1962
ClosedMarch 2017
Retail floor area81,418 square feet (7,564.0 m2)
Coordinates42°19′35″N 83°20′36″W / 42.326437°N 83.343431°W / 42.326437; -83.343431Coordinates: 42°19′35″N 83°20′36″W / 42.326437°N 83.343431°W / 42.326437; -83.343431

Kmart #4000 was a Kmart discount department store located at Garden Plaza, 29600 Ford Road in Garden City, Michigan. The store opened March 1, 1962 and closed March 2017,[1][2] and it was the first full-size Kmart store. It was the second Kmart store of any kind, after Kmart #4003 opened in January 1962.[3] The store was originally 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2)[4] and was later expanded. The store building was demolished on March 12, 2020, to be replaced by an LA Fitness gym.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kmart latest" spreadsheet.
  2. Rogers, LeAnne. "Garden City residents bid wistful farewell to 1st Kmart", Detroit Free Press, Hometown Life, February 19, 2017.
  3. "The Kmart Story", Kresge News, April 1962, page three, as seen framed on a wall at Kmart #4000.
  4. "Garden City Gets First K-mart", Detroit Free Press, March 1, 1962, page 19.
  5. Veselenak, David. "Original Kmart store building in Garden City demolished", Detroit Free Press, Hometown Life, March 13, 2020.