In Fairbanks and rural Alaska, Sam’s Club closing is a ‘major blow’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


In Fairbanks and rural Alaska, Sam’s Club closing is a ‘major blow’

At Pagoda Restaurant and Bar in North Pole, owner Benny Lin said he does most of the shopping for his business at the Sam's Club in Fairbanks.

He typically goes there at least five days a week, picking up items like oil, rice, peppers, paper products and cleaning supplies. The news on Thursday that his Sam's Club will close later this month left him wondering how his business will adapt.

"I was stressed a little bit, like, wow, what are we going to do?" he said. "It's so convenient. Now, everything we have to special order from the Lower 48."

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