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LIST: Sam's Club to close store in South Tampa, more locations across country

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Sam's Club, a division of Walmart stores announced Thursday they will be closing 63 stores around the country.

The announcement comes hours after we reported they're closing their South Tampa store and two other stores in Florida after speaking to several customers and employees.  Sam's Club has yet to confirm whether these stores are closed.

In a statement released by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the company said the action was taken after a thorough performance review.

"Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of Sam's Clubs that are fit for the future," said John Furner, president and CEO of Sam's Club. "We know this is difficult news for our associates and we are working to place as many of them as possible at nearby locations. Our focus today has been on those associates and their communities, and communicating with them."

A note posted on the entrance of the South Tampa store reads "Sam's Club is closed today. We regret any inconvenience. The store will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m."

"Really it's the Amazon effect," said Alexis Muellner, Editor of The Tampa Bay Business Journal.

"It's the impact of a mighty retailer in Amazon, which has revolutionized how we buy things online, and how we get them and what our expectations are about those products."

The news is upsetting for a lot of Sam's Club members like Linda Sutliffs.

"That's too bad because the is the store of South Tampa," she said.

Leonardo Malsatti says he may switch to a Sam's Club competitor.

"We'll probably have to go to Costco."

When we called the location, we got a voice recording that told us the store was closed, but it will be back open tomorrow (Friday).  However, the South Tampa location can no longer be found on the company's "Club Finder" locator tool.

Business Insider and media outlets compiled a list of store closings across the county that include:

Alaska:

8801 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

48 College Rd, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Alabama:

3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, Alabama 35210

Arizona:

2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, Arizona 85194

5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314

1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, Arizona 85286

15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

California:

17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, California 91748

3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, California 95821

12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, California 90680

Connecticut:

2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, Connecticut 06477

69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, Connecticut 06042

Florida:

355 FL-436, Fern Park, Florida 32730

7233 N Seacrest Blvd, Lantana, Florida 33462

5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida 33611

Georgia:

2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, Georgia 30038

Illinois:

501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, Illinois 60510

21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, Illinois 60443

6600 44th Ave, Moline, Illinois 61265

808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, Illinois 60540

460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, Illinois 60446

900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, Illinois 60107

1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Indiana:

4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, Indiana 46526

3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229

Louisiana:

9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

Maryland:

9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Massachusetts:

1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, Massachusetts 01607

Michigan:

32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, Michigan 48911

Minnesota:

2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

New Hampshire:

11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, New Hampshire 03874

New Jersey:

81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828

1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, New Jersey 07036

301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

New York:

720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, New York 14701

700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, New York 14626

1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, New York 14623

2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, New York 13224

North Carolina:

5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, North Carolina 28360

1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

Ohio:

9570 Fields Ertel Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140

4825 Marburg Avenue, Oakley, Ohio 45209

Tennessee:

1805 Getwell Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Texas:

1615 S Loop W, Houston, Texas 77054

13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77077

22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, Texas 77357

12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78216

Virginia:

741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23518

4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23231

Washington:

1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, Washington 98001

901 S Grady Way, Renton, Washington 98057

13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98133

Wisconsin:

7050 Watts Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53719

1540 S 108th St, West Allis, Wisconsin 53214

Puerto Rico:

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

8 is On Your Side with assistance for anyone losing their job at Sam's Club or any other company. A great resource for potential employment is CareerSource Tampa Bay. CEO, Ed Peachey, says his team is ready to help.

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