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Residents Will Have to Turn to Grapevine Supercenter in Light of Wal-Mart Closures

Jan 18, 2016 02:53PM ● By Kevin
The world's largest superstore chain announced the closure of 269 of its 11,000 stores worldwide last week. Southlake's neighborhood market, 2201 W. Southlake Blvd. is one of 11 in North Texas to get the ax.

"We regret to inform you that this store will close permanently on January 28, 2016. We appreciate your business and would be happy to serve your shopping needs through other locations and online at www.walmart.com," the Southlake location's Facebook page announced on Friday.

Residents will now have to turn to the supercenter in Grapevine, 1601 W. State Highway 114. There is also a supercenter nearby in North Richland Hills, 9101 N. Tarrant Pkwy North.

The announcement came late last week, revealing 154 Wal-Mart stores in the United States were included in the list of closures. The 28 closures in Texas include:

  • Southlake (2201 W. Southlake Blvd., neighborhood market)
  • Raymondville (14091 FM 490, supercenter)
  • Brownsville (7480 Padre Island Hwy, supercenter)
  • Austin (8201 N FM 620, supercenter)
  • Houston (7075 FM 1960 Road W, supercenter)
  • Houston (2740 Gessner Road, neighborhood market)
  • Dallas Greenville (2218 Greenville Ave., neighborhood market)
  • Bryan (1901 S. Texas Ave., neighborhood market)
  • Frisco (4268 Legacy Drive, neighborhood market)
  • Italy (721 Dale Evans Drive, express)
  • Kemp (221 S State Hwy 274, express)
  • Edgewood (504 W Pine St., express)
  • Whitewright (301 Hwy 69 S, express)
  • Anson (122 Commercial Ave., express)
  • Merkel (1003 Telephone Cir., express)
  • Haskell (5 N 14th St., express)
  • Winters (1010 N Main St., express)
  • Godley (501 N Main, express)
  • Grandview (416 N Third St., express)
  • Leonard (420 S US 69, express)
  • Frankston (440 E Pine St., express)
  • Diana (1787 US Hwy 259 S, express)
  • Waskom (1005 Texas Avenue E, express)
  • Hughes Springs (870 Taylor St., express)
  • Lone Star (914 North Main St., express)
  • Naples (504 WL Doc Dodson, express)
  • Dekalb (12522 Fm 1840, express)
  • Maud (114 Redwater Boulevard West, express)
The closures begin at the end of the month.

"Closing stores is never an easy decision. But it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future," the company's CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement.

In total, Wal-Mart is closing 12 supercenters, meaning Texas accounts for a quarter of those closures. According to ABC News, m
ore than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart.

The newest in the list of Texas closures is the Italy location in Ellis County, which opened for business in January 2015. The Southlake store was opened in May 2012. Wal-Mart owns 580 locations in Texas, including Sam's Club.

Despite the announcement, Wal-Mart still plans to open 25 new stores in Texas in 2016, including three in Frisco, according to The Dallas News.