Kmart 4460

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Kmart #4460
Store number4460
Address688 Hogan Road
CityBangor, Maine
OpenedMarch 16, 1972
ClosedMarch 2017
TypePre-1987 Prototype
Retail floor area84,000 square feet (7,800 m2)
Coordinates44°50′15″N 68°44′39″W / 44.837534°N 68.744293°W / 44.837534; -68.744293Coordinates: 44°50′15″N 68°44′39″W / 44.837534°N 68.744293°W / 44.837534; -68.744293

Kmart #4460 was a Kmart discount department store located at 688 Hogan Road in Bangor, Maine. The store opened March 16, 1972 and closed March 2017.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

A Kmart on Hogan Road got a construction permit in 1970.[2]

A 92-acre field was sold for $250,000 to build the Kmart.[3] A sewer line to serve the Kmart was voted on by Bangor City Council in June of 1971.[4]

By July of 1971, the steel framework at the Kmart was already in place.[5]

A hearing was held by Bangor's Zoning Board of Appeals that September for Kmart's request to "erect more than the stated number of signs" on the Kmart.[6] They wished to erect 5 highway signs, and it was approved with some restrictions.[7]

The store opened on March 16, 1972.[8]

In December 2016, the store was announced to be closing in mid-April of 2017.[9]

A liquor store, Damon's Beverage and Redemption, opened in the space used by the former store in March 2022.[10]

Incidents[edit | edit source]

  • In October 1972, a 28-year-old woman was fined $200 for stealing clothing from the store that August.[11]
  • Two women, 65 and 63, shoplifted clothing from the store in January 1975 and were charged that same month.[12]
  • Two men were charged in November 1979 for shoplifting from the store. One man stole bedding and a knife, and the other stole clothing.[13]
  • Bangor police arrested a man in May 1983 for theft and carrying a concealed weapon after being apprehended by store security for shoplifting.[14]
  • A 19-year-old girl was summoned for theft in February 1991 after stealing from the store. A 17-year-old girl who was with her stole merchandise as well.[15]
  • In February 2009, three men who were charged for robbing various stores, including Kmart, were ordered to stay out of the store.[16]
  • In December 2011, a man wanted by the police department in Westbrook, Maine, for robbery led police on a chase through the store. He crashed through the emergency exit door and was arrested in the parking lot.[17]

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