Kmart at DVC Center Is Closing

City official confirms that Kmart will close, but there is yet no official time.

Kmart, which has operated a store in the DVC for 40 years, is closing in the near future, city officials confirmed Thursday. 

"Kmart is closing," said Economic Development Manager Kelly Calhoun. "We don’t know what the exact date is. We havent’ been part of the discussions with their employees."

According to a story in the Contra Costa Times, the store is set to be closed in mid-January. The Safeway store that was located in the center relocated in February to the site of the former Mervyn's store next to Sun Valley Mall. 

Old Monnkey October 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I wonder what business will replace it? With the Safeway relocated to Sun Valley Mall, there is huge box in a good high traffic area available. Would be a great location for a Chinese shopping mall anchored by a larger 99 Ranch Market. In Dublin the old Safeway they took over brought several times the business ever had. It would be easy for them to re-target their existing store on Willow Pass to a Mexican food store already grabbing a large portion of the business from the Mexican market in the same shopping center
A Gregory Gardener October 20, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Whatever comes in, I hope it's not big, CHEESY, overbuilt architecture! Please Architectural Review and Planning Commissioners: is there any hope we could have something built on a more human scale? Probably not--I can't imagine commissioners nitpicking on this one, and it's probably only me who finds these grandiose facades ugly...
PH Fan October 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM
PH Fan October 20, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Whatever it will become is YEARS away anyway....
Jessica A. Braverman, Esq. October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I would like to see a manufacturing or high tech business go into that site to create many jobs for our college graduates in pleasant hill.. and with employees working in Pleasant hill, they will spend money in pleasant hill for lunch and other purchases.... something worth exploring for sure instead of more of the same......!!!
Annette October 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM
"For affluent East Bay residents, Campus is the place for shopping and social..." Affluent?????
Annette October 21, 2012 at 01:29 AM
The idea is noble, but the location does not lend itself to high tech or manufacturing. Ugly visuals for a main thoroughfare. The area is surrounded by retail (Sun Valley Mall, Target/etc.), but maybe an office park would work.
JBN October 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Why doesn't Pleasant Hill just give away that land to Concord too like it did the mall and other pieces of land. Concord so needs more section 8 housing projects over in our area. Make sure that there are a lot of cigarette and liquor signage, and make it flash please.
A Gregory Gardener October 22, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Ha-ha... that is funny! ;-) but not very informed. If you have listened to any of the candidate forums you know that PH has some financial stress at the moment, and housing doesn't bring in money like sales tax! I am only afraid that in falling all over ourselves to attract money, we will lose the "small town feel" that most of the candidates claim is so important to them. The big, glossy proposal that Telzey G. linked to looks like something to maybe worry about, maybe. Don't we need better retail, not more retail (we got empty stores already)? And are traffic jams the sign of success? Just wonderin'.


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