Walmart closing North Seattle Sam's Club

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Aurora Sam's Club to close March 16

Right on the heels of Sears closing 103 stores, including the Shoreline Aurora Square store, Walmart has just announced the closing of 63 Sam's Club stores, including the North Seattle store at 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle 98133.

A tweet from Sam's Club explained:
After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.

According to an article in The Seattle Times
The company notified the state Employment Security Department it will close stores in Seattle, Auburn and Renton effective March 16, and will affect 495 jobs. 148 of those jobs are at the Seattle store.

Business Insider quotes a Walmart official saying "Sam's Club membership fees — which cost $45 annually — will be refunded to customers affected by the closings."

Updated 1-12-18


Unknown January 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM  

This is terrible news! I have shopped at this store for over 20 years!! Since I just renewed my membership as of Dec 5th, will you be refunding my money??? why don't you close Wally World stores where more people DO NOT SHOP???

Anonymous,  January 12, 2018 at 12:26 PM  

Costco's not going anywhere ...

Anonymous,  January 13, 2018 at 6:59 PM  

Maybe $15/hr was part of the problem

Anonymous,  January 15, 2018 at 6:03 PM  

Why close Walmart where many people shop instead of Costco. How is this strategic? Please consider leaving the North Seattle location open. From what I hear, they are closing Jan 27---months sooner than what's been announced here!

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