The Picture Me Portrait Studio inside Walmart is closed. CPI of St. Louis, Missouri owns the business and 1300 similar locations across the nation. All the locations are closed and the employees will not be returning to work.
Jennifer Gray, former studio manager for the Hays Location, told Hays Post, “We were told not to come back to work, there were financial problems, they were behind on rent and they asked us not to communicate with customers.
The Hays and Salina locations had two employees each. The store in Great Bend had four employees.”
Gray said that there were 40 or more customers who would expect to receive portraits and that Walmart would ultimately receive the photos. However, Cindy, a Walmart Co-Manager in Hays, told Hays Post, “I know the location is closed but we have heard nothing official from corporate on whether or not we will receive any portraits for the Picture Me Portrait Studio customers.”