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Shopko in Lacey selling off inventory as it prepares to close this spring

A liquidation sale is under way at Shopko in Lacey after the company announced earlier this month that it would close 39 stores in 14 states, including Washington.
A liquidation sale is under way at Shopko in Lacey after the company announced earlier this month that it would close 39 stores in 14 states, including Washington. Rolf Boone

A liquidation sale is under way at Shopko in Lacey after the company announced earlier this month that it would close 39 stores in 14 states, including Washington.

The sale began Friday and is expected to continue until the store closes March 16, according to store information.

Shopko, at 5500 Martin Way East, is in a shopping center that also is home to Burlington and Regal Cinemas.

A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin-based retailer told the Green Bay Press Gazette that 10-25 employees will be affected at each location. The company reviewed long-term outlooks on profitability, sales trends, and growth potential to determine which locations needed to be closed, according to the Press Gazette.

The Press Gazette reports most of the closures are of stores in the Shopko Hometown format, the 15,000-square-foot to 35,000-square-foot stores that carry apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, groceries, and lawn and garden products.

However, the Lacey store measures 98,000 square feet, according to Thurston County Assessor’s Office data. The store is about 23 years old, the data show.

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