Austin, Albert Lea Shopko stores to close in May

Published 6:29 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019

After it initially appeared it would be spared, a new list appearing on Shopko’s website shows that Austin will now be losing its store along with Albert Lea.

Both stores are slated to close on May 12.

In mid-January, the retail chain announced it had filed for voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 off the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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At the time, the only area stores listed to be closed were in Rochester and Fairmont, which will be closing on April 15. That appears to have changed.

“This decision is a difficult, but necessary one,” said Russ Steinhorst, chief executive officer at the time of the January announcement.

Check back with as more information becomes available.