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Yet another Shopko closing. What about the last local one left – and the Boise distribution center?

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Shopko started a liquidation sale at its Broadway location in Boise this week. This follows the planned shutdown of the store on Fairview Ave. and Milwaukee St. which BoiseDev first reported in December.

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The closure would leave the discount retail chain with just one store – located in Nampa. As of Saturday morning, that store was operating normally with no signage indicating a closure.

The liquidation at the Broadway store began Friday. An employee said the store would remain open until all goods are sold. Signage in the store says initial sales range from 10% off toys to 30% off furniture.

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Managers were giving a small group of employees instructions on the sale in a meeting near the front of the store early Saturday morning.

Shopko did not respond to our December request for comment. A Friday night request for information also has not been returned. Numerous press reports indicate the retailer has not returned similar requests for comment from other outlets across the country.

We’ve asked about the future of the Nampa location, as well as if there is an impact on the massive 352,000 square foot distribution center the company owns on Gowen Rd. in Boise. The distribution center opened in 1992 according to Ada County records, and employes dozens of people.

Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. acquired the pharmacy lists from 42 Shopko locations across the country, although the chain didn’t provide a list of the stores. The pharmacy at the Broadway store is already closed with signage pointing customers to the nearby Fred Meyer.

The pharmacy at the Nampa location closed on Thursday, and employees were working inside wrapping up items.

The Shopko pharmacy on Broadway is already closed. Photo: Don Day/BoiseDev

A pharmaceutical drug supplier sued Shopko, saying it is owed $67 million. That supplier claims Shopko will soon file for bankruptcy.

A third Shopko location on Fairview near Eagle Rd. closed in 2017. A large Albertsons Market Street grocery store will replace it soon.

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