Two More Longstanding Walmart Stores Unexpectedly Announced Today as Permanently Closing

Joel Eisenberg

Shoppers have expressed dismay on social media over the news.

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I write extensively about the Walmart superchain for NewsBreak, an entity that has caused widespread concern of late due to a recent spate of closures, inclusive of pick-up and delivery locations.

Now comes word that two more store locations are permanently shuttering, brining store closures alone to the one dozen figure. These locations are in Minnesota and Indiana, and social media is already being flooded with angry posts from customers.

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According to a March 21st report from, entitled “Brooklyn Center Walmart Will Close April 21,” the Minnesota store is said to have not met financial expectations.

As excerpted from the report: City officials on Tuesday confirmed that the Walmart in the Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center will close on April 21. "The city was notified this morning at 11:18 am.," said Barb Suciu, assistant city manager and city clerk for the north metro suburb. City officials had no immediate response to the news, Suciu said.

The report includes the company’s official statement: A spokeswoman for the Arkansas-based retailer said the store was not meeting financial expectations. While business at its 5,000 stores remains strong, "this specific store hasn't performed as well as we hoped," a statement from the company said.

For customers with prescriptions at this location, the pharmacy has stated they will work with them to transfer those prescriptions to a nearby Walmart.

Further, per a March 21st report from, “Walmart on Portage Avenue to Close April 21,” the entity likewise has not met financial expectations.

From this report: The Walmart on Portage Ave in South Bend will be closing by April 21. According to Walmart officials, the decision is based on several factors, following a careful and thoughtful review process. “We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Portage Road location. We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on,” said Felicia McCranie, Director Corporate Communications, North and East Business Units.

Pharmacy customers will be transferred to another location, as with the Minnesota entity.

In both instances, customers have taken to social media outlets such as Facebook and Reddit to voice their consternation.


The ongoing closures of Walmart locations nationwide is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of new closures and official announcements of milestone dates, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

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