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South Tampa Sam’s Club is shuttered as company announces nationwide closures

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South Tampa Sam’s Club is shuttered as company announces nationwide closures

TAMPA — The Sam’s Club warehouse that served South Tampa for 18 years is closing along with dozens of others across the country as parent company Walmart pivots to focus on e-commerce. A sign taped to a window at the 5135 S Dale Mabry Highway location said Thursday it was closed and would reopen Friday. However, the closure appears permanent: A phone recording tells pharmacy customers its last day will be Jan. 26; the company website has dropped the store from its online list of Tampa Bay area locations; and Business Insider listed it among 63 affected stores. "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy,"