Sam's Club stores closing abruptly - including Morrisville location

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Sam's Club stores also are closing in other cities around the country, according to news reports, but the total number of closures remains unclear.

We've made the hard decision to close our Jamestown Sam's Club location.

"Our hope is that many associates at the Club will choose to stay with the company via transfer and we'll begin working to make that happen", Keene said.

Gary Anderson, director of planning and economic development for Manchester, said the town was notified about the plans for the closure Thursday morning.

News 10 tracked down the Sam's Cub Corporate Office to get an answer regarding memberships.

Sam's Club shutdown? Employees at this S Loop store tell me they showed up to work and were told store is closed effective today.

It's unclear where all the closings will occur and how many stores will be affected, but CBS affiliates in Indianapolis and Alabama reported closings in their states. The stores' last day in operation is expected to be January 26. The store wasn't underperforming, Hatfield said, but the company chose to close the location as part of a review regarding the "right mix of clubs" and emphasis on e-commerce under CEO John Furner.

The adjacent Walmart store remained open.

Sam's Club has 600 club locations throughout the U.S.

One club in South Tampa was closed Thursday, but a sign on the door said it would reopen Friday.

The decision to shutter the stores comes on the heels of Walmart, Sam's Club's parent company, announcing an across the board pay raise for minimum wage employees.

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