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The city of Portland will no longer have any more Walmart stores.
At the end of March, all Walmart stores within Portland’s city limits will officially close.
In statement Walmart revealed “The decision to close these stores was made after a careful review of their overall performance. We consider many factors, including current and projected financial performance, location, population and customer needs.”
Portland has been the center of ANTIFA and BLM terrorism over the last several years.
All Portland Walmart stores to permanently close in late March
— FOX 12 Oregon (@fox12oregon) March 2, 2023
Fox 12 News shared more details:
The last two Walmart stores within Portland’s city limits will close in late March, the company announced.
The locations, at 1123 North Hayden Meadows Drive and at 4200 Southeast 82nd Avenue at the Eastport Plaza, will both close on Friday, March 24. Walmart says they are closing the stores because they were not meeting financial expectations.
“The decision to close these stores was made after a careful review of their overall performance. We consider many factors, including current and projected financial performance, location, population, customer needs, and the proximity of other nearby stores when making these difficult decisions. After we decide to move forward, our focus is on our associates and their transition, which is the case here,” a spokesperson with Walmart said.
People who live near the stores that are closing say the closure is going to have a big impact on them and low-income shoppers.
“Safeway is the go-to-store if I have to but that’s three times the price I would spend here,” Amanda Pahl said. “What are we going to do? You got to go further, then you have to spend gas money. Might as well pay for it at Safeway at this point.”
According to a Walmart spokesperson, pharmacy staff will work with customers to transfer their prescriptions to other locations before that date.
Walmart has announced it will permanently close all its locations in Portland, Ore. Walmart has long been harshly criticized by the city's left-wing politicians & residents, but this shutdown follows the consequences of the 2020 BLM-Antifa riots that normalized urban criminality.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 3, 2023
Why would Walmart close all their Portland stores? 😦 pic.twitter.com/Tvw8Tur0ea
— Data before Drama (@eddiedavidson) March 3, 2023
OPB got the scoop too:
One of the world’s largest retailers announced it’s closing two stores in Portland, laying off hundreds of workers in the process. At the Walmart supercenter at 4200 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland, 379 people will be laid off as that location is shuttered, according to an official filing sent to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, as well as to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Peterson. In a similar but separate filing to the same parties, Walmart said it is laying off 201 employees as it closes a supercenter in North Portland’s Delta Park area.
The notices to state and local officials about the two retail closures in Portland indicated that affected employees were informed of the closure Wednesday.
“All employees at this facility will be terminated effective June 02, 2023,” the announcements said.
In a message sent to OPB from a public relations firm representing WalMart, the decision to close the two Portland stores was made “after a careful and thoughtful review.” The message said that WalMart continues to be “committed” to Oregon but suggested that the decision to close the two Portland locations was based on several factors including financial performance.