WEST ELLICOTT – A Sam’s Club management member, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the local Sam’s Club will be closed permanently January 26th due to what they described as a “corporate decision.”
“It was a corporate decision made to put over a 100 people out of work, ” they said. “It sucks, but it is what it is.”
The source said the decision came suddenly.
“Corporate came in this morning for a meeting, which we were paid for, and they broke the news to us that we’d no longer be open effective the 26th,” they said. “They wanted you (the staff) to finish out the shifts that you have remaining.”
The source said that times and schedules will be altered, and the store will only be open from 10-6 effective Friday.
The source also mentioned that he learned it’s possible other stores in the New York and Pennsylvania area will be closed. We have yet to independently confirm that, as the source said corporate would neither confirm or deny that during a meeting.
An attempt to contact corporate was unsuccessful as a spokeswoman hung up the phone.
Ryan Hedrick and Justin Gould contributed to this report.