Which Sam's Club Stores Are Closing? The Company Just Shut Down 63 Locations Across The Country

In what's likely one of the worst ways to find out you lost your job, many Sam's Club employees reportedly showed up to work at a store in Huston, Texas on Jan. 11 to find a note on the doors stating that the location was closed — indefinitely. According to Business Insider, though employees discovered their store was closing prior to any official announcement from Sam's Club or its parent company, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club CEO John Furner eventually confirmed that a large number of Sam's Club stores are shutting down across the country in an email to employees. Officially 63 stores are closing, though, according to Furner's email, some of the stores may turn into eCommerce fulfillment centers for SamsClub.com. Additionally, some stores might reopen briefly to sell of their remaining stock at a discounted rate, but they will eventually will close permanently.

If you're a club member, or if you spent much of your youth accompanying your parents to the store where they stocked up on bulk household items while you sought out free samples to keep yourself busy, you know that it seems to be a popular and lucrative company. So what happened?

According to some employees and customers on Twitter, many were asking themselves this very question on Jan. 11 when they reportedly arrived at work to locked doors and a sign that merely stated, "Sam's Club is closed today. We regret any inconvenience." In the email sent to employees that followed, confirming the closure of those 63 Sam's Club locations, employees were told they would be compensated for the next 60 days of work.

Sam's Club took to Twitter to reply to specific customer tweets about numerous stores closing, saying:

"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."

As for how this will affect club members, according to Business Insider, the company promises that the pharmacies will stay open for at least another two weeks while they work with the Board of Pharmacy in each state to help guide customers to other pharmacies they can visit in the future. They told pharmacy customers that they should expect to be contacted by the store directly to help them move their prescriptions.

Additionally, for any direct questions about Sam's Club closures, the company tweeted that customers should privately message them on Twitter for instructions on how to pick up purchased orders, find a new club, or end their membership (though, according to a Wal-Mart official, customers affected by the store closures will be refunded their $45 annual membership fees). You can also call 1-888- 746-7726 and an employee at the membership desk will walk you through whatever questions you may have about store closures, or membership details.

As for what stores are closing, here's a list of all 63 locations, according to Business Insider:

  • 8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
  • 1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
  • 48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • 3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210
  • 2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
  • 5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
  • 1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
  • 15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • 3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
  • 17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
  • 12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
  • 12920 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • 69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
  • 2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477
  • 355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
  • 7233 N Seacrest Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462
  • 5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
  • 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
  • 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
  • 21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
  • 6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
  • 808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
  • 900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
  • 1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • 460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
  • 3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • 10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
  • 4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
  • 9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
  • 9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • 1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607
  • 340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
  • 32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • 3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
  • 2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
  • 11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874
  • 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
  • 1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
  • 301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
  • 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
  • 5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
  • 1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • 9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
  • 1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
  • Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
  • Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
  • 615 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
  • 1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
  • 1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
  • 13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
  • 22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
  • 12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • 741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
  • 4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
  • 901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
  • 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
  • 7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
  • 1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
  • 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133