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Family-run grocery store Bergan's Supervalu prepares to close for good

It'll shut its doors on Tuesday.
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Bergan's Supervalu has been serving shoppers in south Minneapolis for more than 30 years, but that comes to an end on Tuesday.

The supermarket on Cedar Avenue announced in August that it would be closing by the end of the year, and the closing date has now been confirmed as this Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Having initially opened as a Red Owl in 1955, the Bergan family took over in 1985, and have been serving customers loyally since then.

It is one of few remaining family-run, independent grocery stores in the Twin Cities at a time the metro is now overrun with competing regional and national chains.

But while its staff and shoppers greet each other like old friends, WCCO reports that the store has seen fewer and fewer people come through its doors in recent years.

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On Thursday, it announced there would be 50 percent off everything until closing day.

"Thank you to all our loyal customers, we appreciate all the support over the years," the store said in a message to social media followers.

"This has been a great neighborhood to be a part of. Thank you again for all the great years!"

You can find Bergan's before it closes at 4715 Cedar Avenue.

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