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The Walmart on Campus store on West Grace Street near VCU is set to close effective July 12.

The Walmart on Campus store near the Virginia Commonwealth University academic campus is closing next month.

The store at 912 W. Grace St. will close effective July 12, the retailer confirmed Monday.

The 4,100-square-foot store opened in April 2015.

The chain said it made the decision to close the store after “a thoughtful review process.”

“This decision is based on the fact that, as a business, we feel confident we have learned what we can from these pilot stores. We will continue to integrate the positive business practices we gained from these campus-based locations into the broader fleet moving forward,” spokesman Phillip Keene said in a statement.

“We are grateful to the students and other customers who have given us the privilege of serving them on campus and look forward to serving them at our nearly 20 Richmond-area stores and on walmart.com,” he said.

Walmart operated a handful of these campus-format shops in recent years.

The Walmart on Campus store offers a full-service pharmacy and carries limited groceries and general merchandise, including fresh produce, dairy and meats, frozen meals, dry goods, health and beauty aids, electronics, and merchandise tailored to the campus. The store, however, does not sell beer or wine.

The store has about 25 employees. The chain hopes to transfer those workers to other Richmond-area locations.

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