Wal-Mart officials said the closure list included five stores, including Tampa, but declined to list others. According to local media reports in other cities, the list includes:
♦ The Brandon/Valrico Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1208 E. Brandon Blvd., closed Monday.
♦ A store in Odessa/Midland, Texas, according to a report in the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
♦ A store in Livingston, Texas, according to KTRE-TV.
♦ A store in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, according to KOKI-TV.
♦ Friday, news reports emerged that a store in Pico Rivera, California, would also close, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune newspaper.
The timing of the closure, and its abrupt nature, remained something of a mystery Tuesday.
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