Sam’s Warehouse to close

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EIGHT jobs are expected to be lost when discount store Sam’s Warehouse closes its doors in central Albury early next month.

The retailer has been operating in the Volt Lane area for more than a decade, but management this week began notifying customers of its decision to shut.

The move comes six weeks after an assurance none of the outlets in Albury-Wodonga operated by parent company Retail Adventures were in danger of closing.

Retail Adventures went into voluntary administration in late October with 32 outlets on a nationwide hit-list.

Crazy Clark’s at the Five Ways, which is also part of the Retail Adventures chain of stores, will stay open.

A spokesman for administrators, Deloittes, Simon Rushton, was unable to provide an explanation yesterday for the decision to close the central Albury store.

A Coles supermarket was one of the previous tenants of the building before Sam’s Warehouse took over.

The closure comes soon after the completion of a nearby ground level car park as part of the Doma Group’s redevelopment of the Volt Lane precinct.

It was briefly opened to the public before being shut to allow access only for Doma crews working on remaining sections of the Volt Lane precinct.

They include the Volt Lane markets under the multi-deck car park and a 120-room hotel being built by Pacific Accor next door to the Australian Taxation Office’s new headquarters.

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