ShopKo has made the announcement that all stores will be closing by June 16th. CBS 3 in Duluth reported that despite it's best efforts, the company just couldn't find a buyer after a financial restructure back in January.

The Wisconsin-based retailer operates 134 Shopko stores, 176 Shopko Hometown locations, 18 Shopko Pharmacy locations, and five Shopko Express stores. At this time, the company says it is “evaluating strategic options for its optical business." In addition, the wind-down of its retail operations will start this week, with the liquidation process ending in about 10-12 weeks.

ShopKo East in St. Cloud started its liquidation sales back in February after an announcement that only certain stores would be closing up shop. St. Cloud West is #17 on the official court document about the closures that you can see here. So long ShopKo, you'll be greatly missed! I will forever cherish my beloved patio set I bought from you.

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