|Address||1140 Roswell Road Southeast|
|Opened||March 16, 1964|
|Closed||January 4, 2009|
|Retail floor area||104,209 square feet (9,681.3 m2)|
|Previous tenant||Thrift City|
|Next tenant||Sears Outlet|
Kmart #4071 was a Kmart discount department store located at 1140 Roswell Road Southeast in Marietta, Georgia. 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. The attached food store opened ahead of time on January 1, 1964, the day after Thrift City's lease expired. The store closed on January 4, 2009, 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 held an impromptu concert on a flatbed truck in the store's parking lot, which they called "Jackyl Awareness Day". Footage of the performance was used as the official music video for their song "I Stand Alone."
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- "Kmart latest" spreadsheet.
- Full-page advertisement, Atlanta Constitution, March 9, 1964, page 12.
- "S. S. Kresge K-Marts to Open Jan. 1", Atlanta Constitution, December 25, 1963, page 10-D.
- Chapman, Dan. "Longtime Kmart store in Marietta to close", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 3, 2008.
- "Jackyl: Bad boys back in town", Atlanta Constitution, April 9, 1993, page H9.
- "I Stand Alone", Jackyl, via YouTube.