Let's Visit a Closing Wal-Mart Store
- Published on Jul 20, 2018
- Let's take a field trip to what was the smallest Wal-Mart store in Illinois. This store opened in 1983 and closed on July 20th, 2018. Surprisingly, Wal-Mart didn't own the building. Other than a "store closed" banner, all signage has been removed. All the windows and door glass have also been covered with kraft paper. They sure didn't waste any time.
Please don't get the wrong idea. Wal-Mart is a pretty lousy company on many different levels. This was, however, the perfect size for one of their stores. It had a decent selection, while not being as overwhelming as a Super Wal-Mart. It's been reported that the decision to close this store came as a result of its not having room to sell more food items. Which is ridiculous: the pricing on food here wasn't at all competitive to start with.
Had I recorded this video with a cell phone and said nothing while doing so, I probably would have flown completely under their radar. That is perhaps the one use case I would ever have for a cellular phone.