Walmart has announced that it will be closing some Southern California stores. One store in each location will permanently close on Friday.

The spokesperson for Walmart cited a variety of reasons for the closures including poor performance and an inability to reach a reasonable lease renewal with the property managers of each location.

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Walmart Stores Are Closing in San Diego and El Cajon

The following stores will close permanently on February 9th, 2024 in Southern California.

  • San Diego Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2121 Imperial Ave.
  • El Cajon Walmart at 605 Fletcher Parkway

The closure will affect 357 workers, who will have the option to transfer to other Walmart stores. After the closures, there will still be 5 Walmart stores in San Diego and 2 in El Cajon.

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