Kmart was Bismarck’s first modern-day discount department store when it opened in October 1971. It underwent minor renovation in 1996 upon taking on the Big K format. At one time, it was one of the most profitable stores in the entire chain.
Unlike many Kmarts, the K Cafe still operates inside the store, despite that a McDonalds and Arby’s sit in the store’s parking lot, and Burger King across the street – although the Little Caeser’s line was discontinued a few years ago.
The store was one of the first businesses to open north of Interstate 94, and sparked rapid development nearby, along with Gateway Mall, which opened eight years later.
The north side of Bismarck’s Kmart originally housed a grocery story, National Food Store (AKA National Tea Company), which later became Dan’s Supervalu until 1980. That space has since been overtaken by Kmart.
Dick’s Sporting Goods/Hay Creek...
(July 2015) Construction is nearly complete on the first section of Hay Creek Shops,...
Pinehurst Square is a “power mall” located in northwest Bismarck with several big box...
GALLERYUniversity of Mary Campus
The University of Mary is a private, Roman-Catholic based university located in southeast Bismarck....
Veteran’s Memorial Public Library
The Veteran’s Memorial Library is the current building housing the Bismarck Public Library. It...
North American Steak Buffet
Located on State Street, the American Steak Buffet originally housed Bonanza Steakhouse, which still...