1170 Mae St, Hummelstown PA 17036
Wow, a Kmart that doesn't have the 1970's facade! Well... according to a Flickr caption by "joshaustin610" (I'll just assume it's accurate), the Kmart was built in 1970's, but moved to this new shopping center in 1994, hence this 1990's style that we've seen in previous posts such as the one in Franklin Tennessee . This relatively large (for a Kmart, at 108,600 square feet) store is in the Hershey Square shopping plaza in a small town environment, in between Harrisburg and Hershey Pennsylvania. It's a middle income community, near the Pennsylvania State University Hershey School of Medicine, surrounded by your standard suburban shopping center area mix of fast food and quick-serve food places, pizza joint, Americanized Chinese restaurants, chain supermarket, gas stations, EconoLodge, etc...
So nothing too surprising here. The interior looks like the style of the 1990's Kmart, and I'm not entirely sure but I believe the "BIG" in the Big-K on the exterior was added a few years after the store opened. There is still an Olan Mills Portrait Studio, pharmacy, and garden center at this store as of 2012.
|The layout: the entrance is on the left side (not the middle of the store), with soft lines (clothing) on the left, electronics and toys on the right, the garden center on the far right, and pharmacy at the front.|
|View from the main entrance of the store looking right. Somehow the cart location at Kmarts are never quite right... either too few or too many making it not "ease of flow" to get one.|
|View upon entering the store|
|Customer service is to the left of the entrance|
|Seasonals by the entrance. Note the 1990's style logo above the doors.|
|But wait! There's more! Buy now and we'll DOUBLE your offer! Cheaply made plastic for just three easy payments of $9.99!|
|1990's style ELECTRONICS lettering|
|Garden center. The problem with most Kmarts is there is not enough space at the front of the store for promotional and seasonal items, especially large ones like Christmas trees, so they are off to the back.|
|the garden center exit|
|Look familiar? The too-sad Kmart fridge case.|
|Pharmacy. The signage style is not consistent across the chain, reflecting the different times of store construction (or rarely, remodeling).|
|Wonder why the "g" in FittinG is capitalized...|
|That's all, folks. Until next time, peace on earth! Thank you for reading Super Kmart Blogspot.|