Here’s A Look Inside The Last Days Of Some Closing Walmarts

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The cosmetics department of the Bedford, OH Walmart when all of the cosmetics are gone. (Nicholas Eckhart)

We expect that Walmart stores are crammed full of merchandise and people, and they look wrong when they no longer have either. Walmart recently completed a round of store closings, including the entire Walmart Express chain. Naturally, some of our readers were there, and brought their cameras.

This was the Walmart Supercenter in Bedford, Ohio on the last day that it was open. The store had just been remodeled to the current Walmart look along with other stores in the area in September of 2015. (Nicholas Eckhart)

This was the Walmart Supercenter in Bedford, Ohio on the last day that it was open. The store had just been remodeled to the current Walmart look along with other stores in the area in September of 2015. (Nicholas Eckhart)

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The outside of the Bedford Walmart. (Nicholas Eckhart)

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Reader Comedian sent us this picture from inside his local store in West Hartford, CT.

Joe sent us these photos from San Jose, CA. These might look like a regular old Supercenter clearance aisle, but every aisle was like this. The bargain-hunting (and possibly reselling) horde had cleaned almost everything out. “Lines were incredibly long, grocery aisles were either bare or jammed with other merchandise,” he reported, four days before the store finally closed.

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Here are more photos from retail chronicler Nicholas Eckhart: these were taken in Hartland, MI on January 23.

A deli with no meats. (Nicholas Eckhart)

A deli with no meats. (Nicholas Eckhart)