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Walmart near Nellis and Craig closes for good

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 21:55:15-05
A Walmart Supercenter in northeast Las Vegas closed its doors for good Sunday.
The company says the Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard location did not fit into its long-term vision and closing the location was a business decision.
For some regular shoppers, it means drastic change. 
"We don't have a car, we have two kids and I'm pregnant and it's going to be hard going all the way from Craig to Martin Luther King to go grocery shopping," said Sherry Yonko, who lives within walking distance from the Walmart. 
The store is one of 154 Walmarts closing nationwide.
"It's kind of that 'in retrospect' kind of feeling because we always complained about coming here," said Alexander Short, a regular shopper. "It was always understaffed, you're waiting in line forever, but it really sucks that it's closing down."
Short said he didn't find many clearance deals inside. He added that many of the shelves were already empty.
A Walmart spokesperson said the company will help the approximately 350 employees find transfers to other store locations.
If it doesn't work out, the workers will receive two months of pay and a severance package.