Sam’s Club officials assessed the store’s damage and made the decision to close the Grapevine location, according to a statement from the company. The store received roof damage when two tornadoes struck Grapevine on Dec. 13 and was temporarily closed while the damage was evaluated by Sam’s Club. A building permit was issued by Grapevine on Jan. 27 for structural repairs with an estimated cost of $5.5 million, according to city documents.
“After careful consideration and a thorough damage assessment, we have made the difficult business decision to close our Grapevine, Texas, location that incurred extensive damage during the storm last December,” Sam’s Club Communications member David Schrag said. “This decision aligns with the long-term growth strategy for our company.”
Store associates who worked in the Grapevine store were moved to a temporary location, and Sam’s Club will work to find them permanent placements, according to the statement. Those who are eligible and do not wish to continue with Sam’s Club will be offered severance.
Sam's Club was located in Grapevine at 1701 W. Hwy. 114. The store has nearby locations in Keller, North Richland Hills, Irving and Lewisville.