The mall just down the road from our house has a KB and a Kmart, not the best choices for toys really. (There is a few Walmarts and Targets within about 20 miles so all is not lost.)
Still rather disappointing to see KB going away. But the points mentioned above, old stock, high prices and a cramped shopping environment make for an unpleasant and often futile shopping experience. I stopped into KB probably 2 dozen times over this fall, and I think the only time I bought anything was on black friday (I was there at about 2 am on my way to work), and that was to get 40% off a battlepack. They just don't have newer items in stock, and when they have something, its easily 20% more than other stores.
Sad to see them go, but they did it to themselves, going for higher margin on each item, as opposed to accepting lower margin on higher sales.
Also, why was this practically the only store in the mall that every time you walked you were immediately asked if you needed help? I get the employees were made to ask this, but come on, let me shop. If I wander around for a minute, then ask for help, or if I was a 90 year old lady, maybe then, but as soon as I walk in, and when I'm clearly just chasing after my 2 year old?
Still, I'll have to keep an eye on the store down the road and see if I can get in on any liquidation sales (I got some good deals when Ames closed).