Never said they were completely gone - just that they are a pale shadow of what they once were. We've still got 2 K-Marts near me but they are as I described; run down, poorly maintained, poorly staffed, and poorly stocked. They are literally depressing places to walk into and I only shop there if I find a particular bargain in their weekly advert.
Same hear. Going out of business sale every other week.
I steer clear of Walmart whenever possible. All the stores are dirty, stuff littering the isle, to crowded, to many kids that are not behaving.
Had a few KMARTS close down around where I live as well.
Walmart's her in Midwest are as clean as any other grocery store. Bathrooms probably cleaner than average. But I agree about the crowd and kids, but I feel the same way about the mall with regards to that.