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Family Fare on 18th Street West to close

The Family Fare on 18th Street West in Dickinson will be closing on Aug. 19, the store's parent company SpartanNash said in a statement this week. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

There will be one less place to get groceries in Dickinson after next week following the closure of one of the three Family Fare stores in town, the store's parent company SpartanNash said in statement on Thursday.

Effective Saturday, Aug. 19, the company will suspend operations at its Family Fare store at 446 18th St. W. between Cash Wise and Runnings.

Associates at the store were notified on Aug. 1, and will have an opportunity to work at the two other Family Fare stores in the Dickinson area, according to a statement released by Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications for SpartanNash. The two other Dickinson locations, 302 1st St. E. and 1283 Roughrider Road, will remain open.

"Temporary closure of the store is by no means a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our associates or the loyal patronage of our store guests," Gremel said in the statement. "Operations will be suspended at the store until the oil production business returns to the area. This consolidation will ensure we have the opportunity to continue to provide the Dickinson community with quality, competitively priced products, and excellent customer service."

Details about what will be happening with the store building during the "temporary closure" were not available. Attempts to reach SpartanNash for comment were not returned as of Friday morning.

A representative from ND Pharmacy, which has a location inside the Family Fare on 18th Street West, said that the pharmacy will remain in the building until it relocates. Relocation plans were unknown.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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