There’s still merchandise left, but Shopko’s last day is set

May 17, 2019

Shoppers are clearing the racks and shelves at Shopko on West 41st Street as the store’s final day approaches.

The doors will open at 8 a.m. Sunday for the last time, and they’ll be open until everything is gone, a worker said.

The liquidation markdowns are up to 90 percent off the original price of the merchandise, which appear to be higher than usual Shopko prices.

Fixtures also are for sale.

Wisconsin-based Shopko announced in December 2018 that it was closing 39 of its 363 stores. It filed for bankruptcy in January and said 38 more stores would close. In early February, 139 stores were added to the list, and in mid-March, the company announced it could not find a buyer for the remaining stores and would close all of them.

The east-side store on Arrowhead Parkway closed April 20.

Shopko sold off its pharmacy assets and also found a buyer for its optical stores, which it had started to move into standalone sites. Earlier this year in Sioux Falls, it leased spaces in retail centers on West 41st and East 10th streets to replace the optical centers in the nearby closing stores and started to build out the locations. Today, however, the East 10th Street location went back on the market because the company abandoned plans for that site. 

The optical center at the 41st Street store has its own entrance from the exterior, and is expected to remain open until the new location is ready. The center will continue to be called Shopko Optical.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new information about the optical centers. 

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There’s still merchandise left, but Shopko’s last day is set

Shoppers are clearing the racks and shelves at Shopko on West 41st Street as the store’s final day approaches.

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