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Worthington’s Shopko slated for closure

WORTHINGTON — Weeks after Shopko announced the closure of 39 stores, the troubled national retailer on Wednesday said that an additional 174 stores will be shutting their doors — and Worthington’s location is on the list.

Shopko had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month and said it is restructuring "as a result of excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures." The newest round of closures means Shopko would have just 109 stores, compared to the 342 that were open before the 39-store announcement in late 2018.

The list of 174 stores slated for closure listed the estimated last day of operation for Worthington’s Shopko as May 12, 2019.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s print edition and dglobe.com.

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