In a real win for the Forbes community, Kmart will be opening a new “K hub” in the old Target Country building in Rankin Street.
Kmart confirmed the news in late February and over the next five weeks Target Country will vacate as Kmart will look to take over the space.
A K hub is a smaller styled format store with the most popular Kmart products across necessities such as kids wear and needs, homewares and clothing. K hub specialty stores are proving popular in smaller towns as the brand grows.
“We are strategically setting ourselves up as a retail hub,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “It’s great news for the Forbes community! And it is fantastic that we can fill that space and open up more opportunities for residents in Forbes.”
The store will be located in the current Target Country Forbes building and all current Target team members in the store will be offered roles at the new K hub.
The closure of Target Country was announced last year with the nominated closing date of April 17 advertised around town.