May 22, 1998
July 2002, update... This location of K-Mart has gone out of business.
Ref: K-Mart shopping-carts 6000 Burke Commons Rd. Burke, Va. 22015.
It is NOT SAFE or attractive for consumers to do business in your shopping center!
After shopping in the center I returned to my vehicle and found I was not able to get into it because there was a K-Mart shopping-cart resting against my driver’s door. I then talked with an assistant manager of K-Mart on 05-16-98 at 12:35PM and told him of my concerns, his response was, "We are taking care of them now!" "So what’s your problem," not liking his response, I then talked with K-Mart manger Bill B. His response to my concerns were met with an, I agree with you 100% attitude. (The enclosed pictures are from the next day)
K-Mart shopping-carts are causing damage to vehicles
K-Mart shopping-carts are blocking Handicap parking
K-Mart shopping-carts are taking up valuable parking spaces
K-Mart shopping-carts are on the sidewalks & the grassy medians
K-Mart shopping-carts pose a safety hazard to the public/consumers
K-Mart shopping-carts are making the shopping center look like a junkyard
K-Mart shopping-carts can be found at the distant ends of the shopping center.
K-Mart shopping-carts have turned the parking Lot & Sidewalks in to an unsafe obstacle course
If I where a merchant in the same shopping center as K-Mart I would have a GREAT concern for the SAFETY and INCONVENIENCE to my customers that the K-Mart shopping-carts are causing.
K-Mart needs to either stop allowing their customers from taking the shopping-carts into the parking lot like Giant or provide a shopping-cart return-area like Target.
No less then 20 merchants have been mailed a copy of this, also the following:
K-Mart, Allied NY., News Media, Fairfax County Consumers of affair, Burke Centre Conservancy., etc. 32 copies in all.