Baltimore City will soon have zero Walmarts within its boundaries.
The company formally announced plans on Friday to close the location on Port Covington Dr. It’s set to close on Jan. 17, which is Sunday. The Baltimore closing was part of a wider series of store closing for the big box retailer. In all, 269 Walmarts are closing worldwide in the coming weeks.
In Baltimore, the land where Walmart sits is within the same area currently being redeveloped by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. The nearby former Sam’s Club has already been shown in plans for the new Under Armour headquarters that is being built in Port Covington. That new headquarters is part of an even broader plan by Plank-owned ventures to turn the South Baltimore peninsula into a development that can become Baltimore’s “front porch.”