Kmart, Sears Store Shells To Become Useful Again as Data Centers

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 23, 2013

While not explicitly Star Wars, I think some of you who do toy runs may find this of interest.   If you live in a medium or large town, you might have one or more empty shells which were formerly a Kmart or a Sears nearby.  According to, these buildings may be converted not to another big box store but to a data center.


From TFA:

"With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Sears Holdings has one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country, with 3,200 properties spanning 25 million square feet of space. That includes dozens of Sears and Kmart stores that have been closed over the years."

Who knew? What a clever idea.  Read more here.