Walmart Closes 22 Stores This Year – Are New Hampshire Stores Closing?
In recent years, Walmart has become a huge part of my life. It's my one-stop shop for grocery shopping (yes, I'm blessed enough to live near a super center), I get my workout clothes there, my makeup, and now as I prepare to bring a baby in this world, I have bought so much stuff for the baby growing in my belly there! Baby's wardrobe will be made up entirely of clothes from Wally World. I've been really pleased with their gender neutral options. And GET THIS: I even get my nails done at Walmart . That's right, the one I go to on Lafayette Rd in Portsmouth has a nail salon inside!
I would be extremely disheartened to learn that my Walmart was closing. So you can imagine my dismay when Business Insider reported that 22 Walmart locations plan to close this year. Walmart has been closing stores over the last several years, stating that the locations were 'underperforming'. One would think I keep my local Walmart store in business with all the money I spend there, but I couldn't help but panic. I prayed out loud to the Lord we all share, "please don't be mine, please don't be mine!"
Not only are these Walmart closures devastating for the local shoppers; they put hundreds of people on unemployment. Not to mention five e-commerce distribution sites will also be shutting down, so that adds hundreds more.
Here is the list of 2023 Walmart Closings in the U.S.
United States Walmart Closings 2023
- 3701 SE Dodson Road, Bentonville (Pick-up only concept)
- 99 H Street NW, Washington
- 1801 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta
- 835 MLK Jr. Dr NW, Atlanta
- 6900 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park
- 1032 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu
- 17550 South Halsted St, Homewood
- 12690 S. Route 59, Plainfield
- 840 N. McCormick Blvd, Lincolnwood
- 1511 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia
- 8431 S Stewart Ave, Chicago
- 4720 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago
- 2844 N. Broadway, Chicago
- 2551 W. Cermak Road, Chicago
- 3701 Portage Road, South Bend
- 10303 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas City
- 1200 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center
- 301 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque
- 4200 82nd Ave SE, Portland
- 1123 N Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland
- 24919 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy
- 5221 Brook Rd, Richmond
- 11400 Hwy 99, Everett
10330 W Silver Spring Dr, Milwaukee
PHEW! Looks like we are safe for now. If you are fond of your local Walmart, make sure you show them your appreciation by shopping with them IN STORE.
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