Kmart 4973

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Kmart #4973
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Store number4973
Address8400 Westheimer Road
CityHouston, Texas
OpenedJune 28, 1995
ClosedApril 13, 2003
TypeSK 5R
Retail floor area178,158 square feet (16,551.4 m2)
ReplacedKmart 4017, Kmart 4236, and Kmart 3153
Coordinates29°44′24″N 95°30′52″W / 29.73995°N 95.51435°W / 29.73995; -95.51435Coordinates: 29°44′24″N 95°30′52″W / 29.73995°N 95.51435°W / 29.73995; -95.51435

Kmart #4973 was a Super Kmart Center discount department store located at 8400 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas.[1] The store opened on June 26, 1995 replacing Kmart 4017, Kmart 4236, and Kmart 3153, with a formal grand opening ceremony on June 29.[2] In 2002, the store's parking lot would be the site of a controversial drag racing raid where hundreds of innocent people were arrested by Houston police, despite the fact that no racing was taking place.[3] The store closed on April 13, 2003,[4] and was demolished for The Home Depot 6558 and a strip mall.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kmart store directory (XLS download), Kmart Corporation, January 21, 2002.
  2. "Super Kmart", Houston Chronicle, June 21, 1995, p. 12.
  3. Bardwell, S.K. "Aug. 20: Police say raid went to 'hell in a handbasket'." Houston Chronicle, August 20, 2002.
  4. Advertisement, The Baytown Sun, April 11, 2003, p. 7A.