Lexington's first Walmart store closing in August

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Lexington's first Walmart store is closing next month.

A Walmart spokesperson has confirmed to FOX 56 the Richmond Road location will close Aug. 10, citing the changing landscape of retail.

The news was first reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The Herald-Leader also reports Walmart will also close three locations in Louisville as a result of this announcement.

The 200 employees at the location were made aware of the closure Wednesday morning. The hope is employees will be able to transfer to other locations, but it is unknown how many will be retained.

The Richmond Road location does not have a full grocery offering, and it is larger than the company's Neighborhood Market stores.

Merchandise at the store will be marked down.

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