Kmart 4071

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Kmart #4071
Store number4071
Address1140 Roswell Road Southeast
CityMarietta, Georgia
OpenedMarch 16, 1964
ClosedJanuary 4, 2009
TypePreviously-owned building
Retail floor area104,209 square feet (9,681.3 m2)
Previous tenantThrift City
Next tenantSears Outlet
Coordinates33°56′59″N 84°31′06″W / 33.949600°N 84.518206°W / 33.949600; -84.518206Coordinates: 33°56′59″N 84°31′06″W / 33.949600°N 84.518206°W / 33.949600; -84.518206

Kmart #4071 was a Kmart discount department store located at 1140 Roswell Road Southeast in Marietta, Georgia.[1] Opening on March 16, 1964 in former Thrift City store buildings, the location and its twin, Kmart #4070 in Atlanta, were the 56th and 57th stores in the Kmart chain and the first two in the Atlanta area.[2] The attached food store opened ahead of time on January 1, 1964, the day after Thrift City's lease expired.[3] The store closed on January 4, 2009,[4] and the building has since been primarily occupied by a Sears Outlet store (now American Freight).

In June 1992, in a protest against Kmart's decision not to sell the band's music, Georgia-based metal band Jackyl This is a link to a Wikipedia article held an impromptu concert on a flatbed truck in the store's parking lot, which they called "Jackyl Awareness Day".[5] Footage of the performance was used as the official music video for their song "I Stand Alone."[6]

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