Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will close its Port Covington store in South Baltimore in a cost-cutting move to shutter 269 under-performing stores worldwide, the giant retailer said today.
The city's only Walmart will close Sunday. The store, which opened in 2002, sits amid empty parking lots and a closed former Sam's Club on 50 acres now planned for a new headquarters for Baltimore-based Under Armour.
A real estate company owned by Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank purchased the site of the Port Covington Walmart two years ago to eventually build a new corporate campus. The Sam's Club already is being converted into offices for the Baltimore-based sports apparel...
Wal-Mart Supercenter shelves sit stocked in Chicago.