MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Sam’s Club location has closed its doors for good.
The location at 1805 Getwell Road, just north of I-240, announced a closure to employees this morning.
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A former employee of the store told FOX13 employees were called in for a meeting and told the store was closing. In an email, another person told FOX13 there was no advanced notice and employees were told they were no longer required to report for work.
When FOX13 called the store, we were met with the following voicemail:
“This Sam’s Club location is closed effective January 11. Please visit SamsClub.com for alternate locations.”
A sign on the door said "Sam's Club is CLOSED today. We regret any inconvenience."
The online listing on SamsClub.com shows “error loading club information.”
It appears the sudden closure of Sam's Club locations is happening nationwide. News outlets across the country -- including Atlanta, Houston, Cincinnati, and many others -- are reporting stores closing.
Sam's Club's parent company, Walmart, made headlines Thursday morning when it announced raises and bonuses for current employees.
There are four other Sam’s Club locations still open in the Memphis area. They are on Covington Pike, Winchester, Goodman Road in Southaven, and Highway 64 in Bartlett.
FOX13 has reached out to Sam’s Club for further comment about why the store was closed. Check back for updates.
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