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Walmart to close its only store in St. Paul

The University Avenue location will shutter next month.
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Walmart has confirmed it will be closing its St. Paul store next month.

The store at 1450 University Ave. W. will close on Sept. 20, the retail giant said in a statement to BMTN.

The store is located at the Midway Marketplace, with the adjacent block undergoing significant redevelopment after the opening of Allianz Field.

It also has several competitors within close proximity, including a Cub Foods and a Target. Walmart says the store is closing based on factors including its "overall performance."

"After a careful and thoughtful review process, we have made the difficult decision to close the Walmart Supercenter at 1450 University Ave. W in Saint Paul," a Walmart spokeswoman said.

"The decision is based on several factors including the store’s overall performance. We invite our customers to shop at our nearby stores and on Walmart.com," she added.

The nearest Walmarts to St. Paul will be on Robert Street in West St. Paul, and at 1960 Twin Lakes Parkway in Roseville.

The pharmacy at the University Avenue store will close a week earlier, on Sept. 13, with prescriptions transferring to the Roseville store.

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