Shopko Hometown new face in Dalhart and PerrytonShopko Hometown new face in Dalhart and Perrytonhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=14942015-03-12T07:25:00Z2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

DALHART, PERRYTON - Shopko Hometown, a Green Bay, Wisconsin retailer, will convert 20 small-town Alco Stores.

Shopko has acquired leases or property from Alco, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.

The retailer will remodel the stores at 590 Blair St. in Dalhart and 1301 S. Main St. in Perryton with plans to open them as Shopko Hometown locations late this month.

Shopko will hire 25 to 30 full- and part-time employees for each store, spokeswoman Michelle Hansen said.

Renovations to stores will include new interior and exterior signs, carpet, paint and lighting.

Shopko's Hometown format focuses on stores in the 15,000-sf to 35,000-sf range.

They carry apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, groceries, and lawn and garden products.

Shopko is converting stores in three other Texas cities: Andrews, Kermit and Monahans, Hansen said.

Alco hired liquidation companies to run close-out sales at almost 200 stores in 23 states, including sites at Dalhart, Perryton, Canadian, Spearman and Muleshoe, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

The closures affected about 3,000 employees, a Reuters report said.

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