These Are All the Walmart Locations Closing Forever by the End of March

While several locations will close before March 10, others are closing later this month.

In February, news broke that multiple Walmart stores across the U.S. would be closing their doors. According to Walmart, the stores on the chopping block are "underperforming."

The retailer said there's no single reason for the closures, only that decisions were made following a "thorough review process," per a statement to Footwear News. However, during a Feb. 21 earnings call, Walmart executives did warn that rising prices could affect shopper behavior and overall business, prompting the big-box retailer to maintain a "cautious outlook" for 2023.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them," Felicia McCranie, director of global communications at Walmart, previously told Best Life about the closures. "We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on"

But loyal shoppers are sad to see these stores go, with many expressing concerns about potential food deserts, as residents rely on Walmart for their weekly groceries. We've compiled a list of all of the Walmart locations closing by the end of March—including those that have already been shut down. Read on to find out which locations are the next to go.

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Homewood, Illinois

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Closing date: By March 10

The Chicago area is being hit the hardest in terms of Walmart closures. In addition to a pickup center that already closed, the Walmart Supercenter in Homewood, at 17550 S. Halstead Street, is closing as well.

Customers were surprised that the store is shutting down, telling Fox 32 Chicago that the Homewood Walmart is "always busy."

The news even garnered a response from Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld. "The Village was surprised by this news and will work with the property owner to fill the space as soon as possible," he said in a statement, per Fox 32 Chicago.

Employees will be given the opportunity to transfer to other Walmart stores, Walmart told CBS Chicago.

Plainfield, Illinois

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Closing date: By March 10

A second Walmart Supercenter in Plainfield, Illinois, is also closing by March 10.

The store is located at 12690 S. Route 59—with a Walmart spokesperson telling CBS Chicago that it's another "underperforming" store. As with those working at the Homewood location, employees at the Plainfield Walmart will be given the opportunity to transfer to another store.

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Pinellas Park, Florida

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Closing date: By March 10

Florida shoppers are losing a Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 6900 US Highway 19 N., in Pinellas Park, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Similar to the other closing stores, Walmart told the outlet that the location "did not meet our financial expectations," and it's also set to shutter before that March 10 date.

The spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times that no other closures are on the docket for the Tampa Bay area, and that employees can transfer.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Closing date: By March 10

Yet another Walmart Supercenter is saying goodbye in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The store is located in the southeast region of the city, located at 301 San Mateo Boulevard SE. Once again, this location has an expiration date of March 10.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Albuquerque location," a spokesperson told KOB. "We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on"

No additional stores in the Albuquerque area are slated to close, the spokesperson later told KOB, but residents who rely on the San Mateo Walmart are concerned about a potential food desert.

"It really takes away the last option for fresh food and grocery stores for a big stretch of East Central and essentially creates the food desert that we have been concerned about for years," Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis told the Albuquerque Journal.

According to a news release from Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, both the city and the state are now working to secure funding to purchase the Walmart property and "repurpose the site to serve local residents."

"We're working hard to bring together community leaders, elected officials and Walmart to create a path forward for this property so that it can be a community asset and provide critical access to food and other essentials for the International District," Keller said in the release. "Investing in a solution that can help fill the void is important and it's key that it be a community-driven decision on what that ultimately looks like."

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Closing date: By March 10

A Walmart Supercenter on West Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee is shuttering before March 10, too. As is the case in Albuquerque and Chicago, news of the closure is already causing a stir in the local community.

The store is currently located in Timmerman Plaza, and when it departs, shoppers say they won't have a nearby grocery store to rely on, Fox6 News Milwaukee reported. The next closest grocery store is roughly 3.5 miles away, but shopper Tom Lukojo, who lives across the street from the Walmart, pointed out that this may create a food desert, as many people in the area don't have cars.

"Actually, it's going to impact the neighborhood," Lukoj0 told Fox6 News. "Most of the people around depend on the Walmart here."

Milwaukee Alderman Mark Chambers Jr. also noted his frustration with the closure. "It's infuriating that such a massive, resource-rich, and wealthy Fortune 100 enterprise like Walmart cannot keep such an important location open," he told the Milwaukee Business Journal. "The move not only negatively impacts shoppers, pharmacy customers and store workers, but I fear it will only add to the food desert issues that we are seeing in that area."

Chambers told the outlet that he is working with the city to find a replacement, also telling Fox6 News that he would like to see another grocery store move into the space. "I know that when that Walmart came in, they pushed out Pick N Save," Chambers said. "I'd be very open to Pick N Save moving back over there."

Portland, Oregon (Hayden Meadows Drive)

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Closing date: March 24

In an email to Best Life, a Walmart source confirmed that the Walmart Supercenter at 1123 N Hayden Meadows Drive in Portland, Oregon, will close to the public on March 24.

According to the source, Walmart made the call following a review process evaluating a range of factors, such as how the store has performed over the years and how it's performing now.

The Supercenter also has a pharmacy, which will close on the same day. The staff will help customers transfer any existing prescriptions to another nearby location.

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Portland, Oregon (Eastport Plaza)

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Closing date: March 24

Walmart is closing a second Supercenter in Portland, Oregon, this one located at 4200 SE 82nd Avenue in Eastport Plaza Shopping Mall. This store is just over 12 miles from the Hayden Meadows location.

Much like the Hayden Meadows Walmart, the Eastport Plaza location is considered underperforming, with both the retail store and pharmacy to close permanently on March 24. The Walmart source noted that this is in line with Walmart's strategic goals and that there's no one reason for the closure.

In total, approximately 580 employees will be out of work once both Portland stores close, according to a document provided to state and local officials, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. However, Walmart said that employees will be given the option to transfer to other locations.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Hayden Meadows and Eastport Plaza locations," Walmart spokesperson Lauren Willis said in a statement to Best Life. "We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on"

Washington, D.C.

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Closing date: March 31

The Walmart store at 99 H St. NW in Washington, D.C., is closing for good at the end of the month, a Walmart source confirmed to Best Life. This Walmart was identified an underperforming location after a review process.

The location's pharmacy will officially close on March 17, but the store itself won't be shut down until March 31, per the source. The store's pharmacy staff will help current customers transfer prescriptions to other locations. Currently, Walmart has two other stores in the Washington, D.C. area.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our H Street location," McCranie said in a statement to Best Life. "We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on"

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Lincolnwood, Illinois

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Closed: Feb. 17

A Walmart Pickup location at 6840 N. McCormick Boulevard in Lincolnwood, Illinois, was one of the first to close. A Walmart spokesperson told CBS Chicago that the location, which is in the Chicago suburbs, would see its final day on Feb. 17.

"This decision was not made lightly and was reached only after a thorough review process," the spokesperson told CBS. "As this is a pickup and delivery only location, we have taken what we learned from this location and made it part of how we operate Pick-up and Delivery from our surrounding stores."

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Bentonville, Arkansas

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Closed: Feb. 17

Another Walmart Pickup location in Bentonville, Arkansas, closed on Feb. 17, McCranie confirmed to Insider. The location was situated near Walmart's headquarters, operating more like a warehouse facility since 2014. According to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the site had space for 19 customers to pick up their orders at the same time, without having to leave their cars.

But that option is no more—and the future of the Walmart Pickup store format remains unclear. The only other Pickup location, in Metairie, Louisiana, shut down in 2022, Insider reported.

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Pickup and Delivery locations," McCranie told Insider. "We look forward to serving them at our other stores in the surrounding communities and on"

Abby Reinhard
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