Ever since the Walmart Supercenter was opened in May 2003, Kmart has had some competition to contend with. Before that time, Kmart was pretty much the place to go for odds and ends. Since then, I think they’ve lost some of their business. I’ve noticed that many items that are carried in both stores are often cheaper at Kmart, and the store is usually less crowded than its competitors. It’s in a relatively safe area of town, and the inside doesn’t look run-down or anything. I have no problems shopping there.