The Station Mall will be losing their second anchor store – this time Walmart. SaultOnline.com / ONNtv has learned that the Sault’s second Walmart location will close their doors June 20.
According to reports, which have yet to be confirmed, employees from the Station Mall location will be offered positions at the Great Norther Road Super Store location.
This news follows other major retailers pulling out of the Sault in the last year, including Sears – which was the mall’s first anchor store opening in 1973. Late last year, other major retailers such as Lowe’s closed it’s Northern Ave location as well as Rona Hardware.
The second Walmart store replaced Zellers in 2012. The Station Mall store occupies approximately 67,000 sq. feet.
Walmart issued the following release Thursday:
Walmart Canada is committed to evaluating their store network to meet customer needs and ensure continued growth strategies.
The company has opened more than 20 stores over the past four years.
As part of the retailer’s store strategy, they will also close two stores – one in Pincourt, Quebec (101 Boulevard Cardinal Leger) and one in Sault St. Marie, Ontario (293 Bay Street).
All associates at these two stores will be offered positions at nearby Walmart locations to better serve customers in these markets.
In the Pincourt area, Walmart Canada looks forward to welcoming customers to nearby stores, including the Vaudreuil Supercentre (3050 Boulevard de la Gare) which offers an expanded assortment including fresh groceries.
In Sault Ste. Marie, customers are invited to visit the newly renovated Supercentre located at 446 Great Northern Rd.
The company does not plan to close any further stores this year.