Howdy, folks, and welcome back to HHR. I’m here with unfortunate news for residents in the middle of Katy, as the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Westheimer Parkway and Falcons Landing Drive is preparing to close. The news was first leaked on Nextdoor and later confirmed by the store manager to Covering Katy. Walmart regularly eliminates underperforming stores and is closing seven other locations for this year. While Walmart’s claim of underperformance is substantiated by the end of their pickup-only concept and the shuttering of three tech hubs, including one in Austin, it seems that this may not be the full story here. Word on the street is that this specific location was experiencing high amounts of theft. Visiting the store highlighted a large reliance on self-checkout, and UPC-swapping was mentioned as an issue by an anonymous source familiar with the store. Texas is no stranger to smaller Walmart locations, with a bulk of the now-defunct Walmart Express locations hailing from Texas, along with many smaller traditional stores from the 70s and 80s, sometimes referred to as “D1” locations.