(FOX 11) - WalMart announced Thursday they're closing 10 percent of their Sam's Club Warehouse stores.
The one on Gale Ave in the City of Industry kept their pharmacy open today, and say they will keep their entire store open starting tomorrow until they permanently close their doors on the 26th of January.
Sixty-three Sam's Club's locations are closing, including ones in Stanton and Sylmar. The move could impact as many as 11,000 employees.
A tweet from the Sam's Club account Thursday said,
"After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy. Closing clubs is never easy and we've committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition"
According to the company 12 of the closed stores will turn into e-commerce distribution centers
Many were shocked customers and workers weren't given more notice of the changes
"Two days ago I just renewed my membership I paid 45 dollars, so I was like aww," said Antonio Bustillos.
"As a courtesy to the customers, that we are long term and business personally, Sam's Club could have done a better job there," said Juan Diaz.
Some point out Sam's Club is giving certain employees bonuses due to tax reform - and wonder if the company appears to be doing well, why they're downsizing.
"Many of us depend on this Sam's, for many of our goods and supplies," said Juan.
Sam's Club says their customers will be refunded their 45 dollar annual membership fee.