There is a chance that the only remaining Kmart in the Imperial Valley, in El Centro, could close after more than 25 years in the area. The problem is not that the Imperial Valley cannot or does not support the local business. The problem is the Kmart corporation has had to file for bankruptcy protection.
The company will be looking at closing a large number of stores throughout the nation. We are concerned that ours will be one, although the store seems to do solid business. Still, shelves that don't appear to being refilled quickly may point to something.
We certainly hope our Kmart survives the round of closures. We also think there are steps local officials can do to protect the Kmart. It makes sense that the Kmart stores that remain open will be the ones that are flourishing. So it follows that if you as shoppers like the store and would like to see it stay, you should shop there.