MADISON, Wis. - The Sam’s Club on Madison’s west side will be permanently closing at the end of the month.
The store, at 7050 Watts Road, is closed Thursday but will be reopening Friday at 10 a.m., managers told News 3.
The store will permanently close Jan. 26.
Managers were not able to comment on why the store was closed Thursday or why it will be permanently closing.
WDJT in Milwaukee reports the Sam's Club in West Allis will also be closing Jan. 26.
Sam's Club responded Thursday to customer's tweets online, saying "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy."
Employees tell News 3 they were informed of the closure Thursday morning.
The employees said they will be getting severance pay for 60 days after the store closes unless they work for Walmart, which is the same corporation.
They also said they were given the option to stop working immediately or continue working for the next two weeks for double their normal pay.
Second Harvest Foodbank said it has had an excellent relationship with Sam’s Club for a number a years, and it will be impacted by the closure since it receives both donated and purchased products from the store.
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