Kmart 4021

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Kmart #4021
Store number4021
Address13311 Eureka Road
CitySouthgate, Michigan
OpenedNovember 26, 1962
ClosedJanuary 10, 1995
TypeTwo-story prototype
Retail floor area131,767 square feet (12,241.6 m2)
Next tenantOffice Depot
Coordinates42°11′51″N 83°11′12″W / 42.197631°N 83.186731°W / 42.197631; -83.186731Coordinates: 42°11′51″N 83°11′12″W / 42.197631°N 83.186731°W / 42.197631; -83.186731

Kmart #4021 was a Kmart discount department store located at 13311 Eureka Road in Southgate, Michigan. The store opened November 26, 1962, as Downriver's first Kmart store, and closed January 10, 1995 after conversion into a clearance outlet.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The first Downriver Kmart, store #4021, opened for business at 10 AM on November 26, 1962. The building was 131,767 square feet (12,241.6 m2), and was one of only a few Kmart locations to contain a back mezzanine, but it was the chain's only location to feature a full-sized furniture department. The initial store manager was John E. Balauger.

The store permanently closed on January 10, 1995, following a storewide 75% clearance sale, having been converted into an outlet store following the opening of the Kmart #4949 supercenter at 3710 Dix Highway in Lincoln Park.[2]

Incidents[edit | edit source]

  • On Thanksgiving weekend in 1976, a baby, less than two weeks old, was found inside a Salvation Army drop box at the entrance. The infant, 4 pounds 11 ounces at birth, was rushed to Wyandotte General Hospital.[3]

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