Shopko in Monona to close, leaving Dane County with none

The Monona Shopko will be closing after all.

Sun Capital Partners, a private equity firm, bought the Ashwaubenon-based retailer in 2005 but the store has been struggling for a long time. The retailer, which already announced that it would be closing both Madison mall stores, announced plans to shutter another 174 more stores around the country, including 22 more across Wisconsin.

The Monona store is now expected to close May 5. The East and West Towne mall stores will close April 14.