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Lansing Walmart reopens with limited inventory and hours

Pharmacy and grocery sections among those open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 14, 2022) – One week after Lansing’s Walmart closed due to an intentionally set fire, the store has reopened with limited inventory and hours.

What’s open?

Walmart has put a large plastic curtain around much of the middle and back sections of the store, which are currently unavailable to customers. As of Friday afternoon, the grocery, pet care, baby, toiletry, health, and parts of the cosmetic sections were open and available to shoppers. The pharmacy is now open as well, as is the vision center.

On Friday, Customer Service, the Money Center, and many other departments of the store — including clothing, sports, toys, hardware, home goods, electronics, and others — were still closed. It’s unclear how long they will remain unavailable.

A large plastic curtain separates the checkout area from areas still being worked on. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)


According to a Walmart corporate official, the temporary hours at the store are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Walmart employees were working on Friday to restock certain parts of the publicly-accessible portions of the store.

Employees were busy restocking shelves on Friday afternoon. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Investigation ongoing

As Walmart continues to recover from the fire, smoke, and water that damaged much of its inventory, Lansing Police and Fire continue to investigate the arson. On Thursday, the Lansing Fire Department released the photos of suspects thought to be involved in the incident. Those with information are urged to call Investigator Kotecki at 708-895-7400 or Detective Miklusak at 708-895-7150.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.