The Jamestown, New York Sam's Club will permanently close to the public Jan. 26, company officials confirm to Erie News Now.

A sign posted on the door Thursday said the store will be closed for the day and reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.

The location has already been removed from Sam's Club's website.

A total of 63 stores are being shut down across the nation, and some employees and customers said the business did so without warning.

12 of the affected locations will be converted into fulfillment centers. The move reduces the number of Sam's Club locations in the United States to 597.

The decision was made based on an analysis of the company, according to a letter provided to Erie News Now by sources.

The last work day on payroll will be April 13 for employees, according to the letter. It also said impacted associates may be eligible for severance based on the company's policy.

The Sam's Club in Erie is not expected to close.

Two stores in the Rochester, New York area in Greece and Henrietta are expected to close, according to WHEC. Two will also close their doors for good in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, WCPO reports.


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