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Picturing the Past 152: KMartPosted Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 9:37 AM
Shelbyville's former KMart store at its grand opening in September 1976. Its former site has sat empty for years. (T-G file photo)
Remember when it was anchored by a KMart (yes, kids, Shelbyville once had one...) and Kroger on the other end?
Here it is just after completion in the summer of 1976; the photo's dated Sept. 1 and the grand opening was in progress.
The store closed in the mid-1990s, and I'm thinking 1994. Talk at the time was that the store was profitable, but that so many of its original employees still remained that some employees were making more money than the manager and payroll was a problem. True or not?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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