Shopko reports additional store closings

North Platte (KNOP)- Shopko announced it's closing 70 percent of its stores after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Shopko identified 250 stores around the nation which will close or have already closed. Until last month, Shopko said it operated more than 360 stores in 26 states.

Click here to view the complete list of stores affected by the round of closures.

Liquidations at these stores will be carried out in phases. Closings are expected to begin on March 17, with all of these stores closed by May 12. Most stores' last day will fall on a Sunday.

In a letter to customers, Shopko says its remaining stores will be open during restructuring. Gift cards, warranties, credits and returns will continue at the open stores. CLICK HERE for the list of Shopko's "go forward" store locations.

Once the pharmacy business is sold, Shopko says it will tell customers where their prescriptions will be transferred. CLICK HERE to find some of those locations.

Click here to read Shopko's letter to customers.