Kmart on Washington Road closing Sept. 23

Kmart on Washington Road has reached its last two weeks in business.

The store at 3830 Wash­ing­ton Road in Martinez is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 or when the last item is sold, store manager Ron Rachel said.

“Our goal is to sell everything,” Rachel said. “We’ve been selling fixtures, and we’re going to ship some fixtures throughout the country. It’s getting empty now.”

Shoppers have been responding well to the closing sale, Rachel said. This week, the back of the 120,000-square-foot store was nearly cleared out.

The store, one of three Kmarts in the metro area, was among Sears Holdings Corp.’s latest list of store closings. Chicago-based Sears Holdings has been closing underperforming Kmart and Sears stores since last year to reduce expenses.

The Washington Road store has about 30 employees, which will remain at the store until the last day, Rachel said. When the closing was announced in July, the store had 77 employees, according to Sears Holding spokeswoman Kim Freely.

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