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Richardton market closing Feb. 28

Richardton's Springfield Market is closing at the end of the month. In front of the grocery store, ideally located off the Interstate-94 exit, its sign reads, "Store closing... 20% off select depts." On the other side, it reads, "Thank you... We ...

Richardton's Springfield Market has been sold to a new owner and will close on Feb. 28. Even the store's employees do not know what will become of the space. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)
Richardton's Springfield Market has been sold to a new owner and will close on Feb. 28. Even the store's employees do not know what will become of the space. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)

Richardton's Springfield Market is closing at the end of the month.

In front of the grocery store, ideally located off the Interstate-94 exit, its sign reads, "Store closing... 20% off select depts."

On the other side, it reads, "Thank you... We appreciate you shopping locally."

Owner Tanja Goellner, in an email to the Dickinson Press, confirmed the grocery has been sold to new owners.

"We will be selling through our inventory and closing the store on February 28th," she wrote on Feb. 4. "We will have shelving, equipment and fixtures for sale. We started a 10 percent off sale on select departments today."

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The store's new owners have not been disclosed.

"The new owners will be making a few changes and reopening the store later this year," Goellner wrote. "We are being respectful of letting them make their own announcement when they feet the time is right."

Even the store's employees do not know what will become of the space.

"I wish they would tell us!" one cashier exclaimed.

Inside, the remaining items have been consolidated onto single shelves with many empty spaces and areas dotting the store.

The loss of the store came as an unpleasant surprise to many in the Richardton community.

Not only was it the local grocery, it was also a resource for local business owners.

Suzy Rummel, Suzy's Stash owner, called it "very sad."

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The popular quilt shop also has a coffee cafe that serves lunch in the afternoon.

"We used it a lot, personally and for our business. We would shop there a lot," she said. "It was a beautiful place. Friendly, nice atmosphere. We will miss it tremendously."

Jacque Kitzan, head chef as Richardton-Taylor High School, said she was "very disappointed."

"They're an asset to the community and we needed a grocery store," she said. "Let me tell you, every paycheck just about went out to the grocery store! Now I have to go to Hebron to get my groceries."

Kitzan, too, used it as a professional resource.

"When I needed things at the high school, it was so easy to stop, run out and pick it up," she said.

John Conlon, Johnny's Cafe owner, said he hated to see the store close.

"It was convenient for us if we needed something we couldn't get on the truck," he said. "We go to Dickinson quite a bit, so we can get our stuff there, too, if we're short on something."

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He added, "As long as it's not going to be just sitting as an empty building."

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