All local Shopko stores closing

HOUGHTON — All three Shopko locations in the Copper Country will close in May, the company announced Wednesday.

Locations in Calumet Township, Houghton and L’Anse are among the more than 250 Shopkos that will be closing. Store closings in Escanaba and Marquette were also announced Wednesday.

Houghton and L’Anse will close on May 5. Calumet Township’s will close May 12, as will Escanaba and Marquette’s.

Shopko is closing nearly 70 percent of its lcoations as part of a restructuring following its bankruptcy declaration in January. Three Michigan stories, including one in the Upper Peninsula, were closed as part of that initial wave.

Closing of the pharmacies at all three Copper Country locations had already been announced. Inventories and files were transferred to the Walgreens in Houghton.