KMart has struggled for years. Not big enough to compete with WalMart. Not small enough to compete with the mom & pops. My wife enjoyed KMart because it was much easier to run in and grab something than at WalMart. We, simply, do not shop WalMart. I guess we’re afraid someone might snap a photo and we find ourselves “displayed” on the People of WalMart web site!!! :>)
For the short term, I don’t think Kohls will sniff at Manhattan. There is a Lowe’s rurmor, but why would they come to a relatively small community and compete with Home Depot and Menards? I don’t know what demographics WalMart uses for a Sam’s Club. Current rumor is that there will be a Sam’s Club out in Pott County, along 24 Highway. Anything to it? Have no idea.
Have heard HyVee is struggling. I’ve never stepped foot in there, and never will. We need them to survive for the sake of a past City Commission mortgaging our souls for that grocery store. Recent article about the owner of Olive Garden/Red Lobster. Just seems like food place after food place after food place continue to open up. I see the new Taco place in under construction at 3rd and Leavenworth. Chic-Fil-Whatever is supposed to be going in by Staples.
I’m ready for the announcement of some large commercial/manufacturing facility going in. Isn’t that what we’re paying CVB $1 million a year to find? Instead, they set up a football display at the Weed Museum and want the taxpayers to shell out $2 million to cover that cost. Oh, I did hear some of the DC staff talking about the football dispaly. Wow!! Kids can be timed running something like 10 FT out of a 3-point stance. Kids can toss a football back and forth. Jeez! This is right up there with the excitment of a Sea World or Disneyland!!!!!