Articles by

Tara Smith, Cyndi Murray, Tim Gannon and Grant Parpan

11/01/18 6:01am

“Attention Kmart shoppers.”

It’s a phrase entrenched in all our memories, but one that will soon be extinct in Riverhead and dozens of other communities around the country.

The imminent closing of Riverhead’s Kmart, once a beacon for shoppers seeking blue-light specials, layaway items and the hot new toy of the year, reflects a larger, more troubling trend toward declining big-box retail in Riverhead.  (more…)