Plainfield, IL

Walmart in Plainfield IL Failed and Will be Closing

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The Walmart in Plainfield IL has failed, that is, failed to meet financial expectations, and will be closing its doors for good.

This report is not necessarily a good news and is a shock to this formerly named Walkers' Grove community.

Yes, the Walmart Supercenter at 12690 South Route 59 in Plainfield is closing its curtain to the public on March 10, 2023, after more than a decade of serving the community.

The store, which opened in 2003 and became a supercenter in 2011, employs about 300 associates who will be offered transfers to nearby Walmart locations or severance packages if eligible.

A Walmart spokesperson said the decision to close the store was based on several factors, including financial performance and long-term plans.

According to Felicia McCranie, current director at Walmart corporate affairs, this location has "not performed as well as we'd hoped."

Click here to watch a video of the Walmart Supercenter in Plainfield, IL that is closing, courtesy of Good Stuff TV USA.

“This was not an easy decision and we care deeply about our associates impacted by this closure,” the spokesperson said. “We are grateful for their hard work and dedication to serving our customers.”

The spokesperson added that customers can still shop at the other 7 Walmart supercenters within 10 miles of the Plainfield location. The nearest supercenter is at 2300 US Highway 34 in Oswego, IL.

The store’s pharmacy will remain open until March 9, 2023, and customers can transfer their prescriptions to another Walmart pharmacy or a pharmacy of their choice.

The store’s photo center, wireless services and other departments will also close on March 10, along with the main store.

Walmart said it will discontinue to service customers online and through its app for this location, which offers free delivery, pickup and curbside services.

“We appreciate the support of our customers and community in Plainfield over the years,” the spokesperson said. “We look forward to continuing to serve them at our other locations and online.”

Here are the seven Walmart Supercenter locations nearby:

Walmart Supercenter, 2300 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL. (5.21 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 420 Weber Road, Romeoville, IL (6.04 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 2552 W 75th St, Naperville, IL. (6.32 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 1401 Il Route 59, Shorewood, IL. (7.57 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 200 S Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook, IL. (8.66 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 2000 Orchard Rd., Montgomery, IL. (8.85 miles)

Walmart Supercenter, 2424 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL. (10.36 miles)

Where to shop after Walmart closes in Plainfield

With the Walmart Supercenter at 12690 South Route 59 in Plainfield closing its doors on March 10, 2023, many residents may be wondering where they can find alternative options for their grocery and shopping needs.

Fortunately, there are several other stores within a short drive from the closing Walmart that offer a variety of products and services at competitive prices.

Here are 4 of them:


The nearest Target store is located at 12800 Illinois Rte59, Plainfield, IL, about a twelfth of a mile south of the closing Walmart.

Target offers groceries, clothing, home goods, electronics, toys and more. It also has a pharmacy, an optical center and a Starbucks cafe. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


The nearest Meijer store is located at 13521 South Route 59 in Plainfield, about half a mile south of the closing Walmart.

Meijer offers groceries, clothing, home goods, electronics, toys and more. It also has a pharmacy, an optical center and a gas station. The store is open 24 hours a day.

Jewel Osco

There is one Jewel Osco store near the closing Walmart. It is located at 13460 South Route 59 in Plainfield, about a quarter mile south of the closing Walmart.

Jewel Osco offers groceries, bakery items, deli products and more. It also has a pharmacy and a floral department. The store is open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.


The nearest Menards store is located at 13441 South Route 59 in Plainfield, about a quarter of a mile north of the closing Walmart.

Menards offers home improvement products such as lumber, hardware, paint, plumbing and electrical supplies. It also has a garden center and a rental center.

The store is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

These are just some of the stores that can serve as alternatives for customers who used to shop at the closing Walmart in Plainfield.

There are also other options online or in nearby towns that may suit different preferences and budgets.

But surely, many residents of Plainfield will miss this store, a once thriving brand at this location.

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