Hamilton’s Kmart will be closing this fall, a victim of the chain’s troubled finances.
“After careful review, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Kmart store in Trenton, N.J.” Kmart owner Transformco said in a statement to Community News. “The liquidation sale is expected to begin in mid-September and the store is planned to close by mid-December. We encourage customers to continue shopping on Kmart.com for all their product needs.”
The location at the intersection at Kuser Road and White Horse Avenue in Hamilton is one of four New Jersey stores in this round of shutterings. The others are in Wayne, Wall and Somers Point, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Kmart has been troubled for two decades now, with the chain declaring bankruptcy in 2002 and in 2018.
The closing in Hamilton will leave a shopping center at a major intersection in the township without an anchor. But the strip mall also will soon welcome a new tenant, a drive-thru Starbucks. The Starbucks across the street, at 1150 White Horse Ave., will close once the drive-thru location opens.