I stumbled across this photo of a Kmart with adjoining “Kmart Food” while browsing through cash register photos the other day. The Kmart side looks exactly like the Kmart we would go to in Mattydale Plaza outside of Syracuse but I don’t remember ever seeing a Kmart Food. However, in the late 1970s there was a grocery store next to the Kmart in Mattydale, so I’m wondering if it originally was a Kmart Food.

I know the Kmart in Mattydale burned in the early 1970s and was rebuilt. Perhaps the Kmart Food was removed at that time.

I still think Kmart was best when they stuck with the big, red K and the turquoise ‘mart’.