Shopko said Wednesday that it is closing four South Dakota stores, including its Shopko Hometown store in Wagner.
The other South Dakota stores closing are located in Dell Rapids, Redfield and Webster and are also Hometown stores, which are geared toward small, rural communities and sell national brands. The size of the stores range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet.
In all, Shopko is closing 39 stores around the country, most of them Hometown stores. The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based chain plans to start liquidation sales Friday, and the stores will close in late February.
The stores in Redfield, Wagner and Webster were previously Alco stores, until that chain disbanded in 2014. The Wagner store reopened under the Shopko brand in 2015. The Dell Rapids store was newly built and opened in 2016.
The chain has 21 stores in South Dakota, including 11 Hometown locations. Mitchell’s Shopko is unaffected by the closings, along with other area Shopko Hometown stores located in Chamberlain and Winner.