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Shopko Hometown Store To Close In Emmetsburg

February 15, 2019
By Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

by Anesa McGregor

After two short years, the Shopko Hometown Store in Emmetsburg is slated to be on of many stores the retailer is closing.

In January, the general merchandise retailer announced that it had filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and requested court-supervised financial restructuring.

Of the 367 stores operated by Shopko, 251 stores are on the list to be closed.

Included on this list is the Emmetsburg Shopko Hometown Store.

"Through our conversations with the potential buyers, it has become clear that it is in our best interest to operate with a significantly smaller store footprint," Michell Hansen, Manager Public Relations & Shopko Foundation said. "Last week Shopko announced the closure of an additional 139 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores. Further, we will relocate approximately 50 optical centers in closing stores to new freestanding locations.

"We remain hopeful that we will be able to emerge as a stronger company, and we believe that this is the best course of action to make ourselves more attractive to potential buyers and successfully emerge from Chapter 11," Hanson continued.

According to the list of closing store locations, Emmetsburg Hometwon Shopko has an estimated last day of May 5.

Shopko Pharmacies

All Shopko Pharmacies are scheduled to close; however, some will get new life by being purchased by other companies including Hy-Vee.

In December 2018, Hy-Vee acquired 22 Shopko pharmacies throughout the midwest.

On Feb. 8, Hy-Vee announced that is acquired six more pharmacies in Iowa, Minnasota, and Nebraska - including the Shopko Pharmacy in Emmetsburg.

According to Hy-Vee's website, Shopko patient files will remain with each Shopko locaton until a transition plan is implemented.

All impacted Shopko pharmacy patients will receive a letter from their new Hy-Vee pharmacy with additional details, including prescription transfer dates.

Hy-vee pharmacies feature free prescription delivery, automated refill ordering, immunizations, medication consultations and more.

When Hy-vee takes over the pharmacy in Emmetsburg, it will be run out of the same building it is currently in, even after Shopko closed its doors.

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