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Walmart to close San Antonio store

(MGN online photo)

SAN ANTONIO - Walmart is closing one of its smaller stores on the Northeast Side next month.

A company spokeswoman confirmed that the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3175 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio will shut down on Dec. 4.

The retailer notified the state of 67 layoffs effective Jan. 5. However, managers at nearby stores are eager to hire the employees, according to Anne Hatfield, Walmart's director of communications for Texas.

There are six other Walmart locations within six miles, she said.

The Neighborhood Market, which sells groceries and has a pharmacy near MacArthur High School, is about one-fourth the size of a Walmart Supercenter.

“Through continued innovation and investment, Walmart continues to lead the fast-paced change in retail in San Antonio and throughout Texas," Hatfield said in a statement. "The closure of the Nacogdoches Neighborhood Market is one piece of a larger strategy to offer the service and convenience San Antonio customers want.”

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