Walmart Closing Two San Diego Stores

January 9, 2024

The nation's largest big-box retailer, Walmart has announced it will soon close two San Diego stores. 

Walmart has announced that two San Diego locations will close this February due to underperformance and an inability to reach lease renewals. The stores at 2121 Imperial Avenue near Barrio Logan and 605 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon will both close as of February 9. The 125 employees at the Imperial Avenue location and 232 staffers at Fletcher Parkway will be given opportunities to transfer to another store. 

"We are grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our San Diego and El Cajon stores," said Walmart Communications Director Brian Little in a statement. "We look forward to continuing to serve them at any of our many locations across the area, on and through delivery to their home or business."

Last summer, Walmart announced the closure of 22 stores across 14 states, citing poor financial performance. There are no additional closures planned currently for San Diego. Walmart has an additional 15 stores in San Diego County.