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It's over for 9 Rainbow stores, set to close Tuesday

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Tuesday will be the last day of sales and service at nine Rainbow grocery stores in the Twin Cities metro area.

The Pioneer Press reports the supermarkets that will be permanently shuttered as of closing time on Tuesday are located in Cottage Grove, Shoreview, Inver Grove Heights, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Savage.

The South Washington County Bulletin covered the closing of the Cottage Grove supermarket, quoting store manager Greg Kennedy who said the closing will hit about 40 employees there. Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey said the store had been expected to remain open until October, but steadily declining sales prompted the earlier closing.

In May, Milwuakee-based Roundy's, the owner of the Rainbow chain, sold 18 other Rainbow stores to a group of buyers. Ten of them are being turned into Cub Foods and two of them are Byerly's stores. Six others are still carrying the Rainbow name but are no longer owned by Roundy's.

Supermarket analyst David Livingston told the Pioneer Press that he suspects the nine unsold Rainbow stores could be sold to a nonunion grocer.

The new Cub stores that formerly carried the Rainbow sign are located in St. Paul (Arcade Street), Oakdale, Roseville, Eagan, Lakeville, Chaska, Minneapolis (Lagoon), Minneapolis (Quarry), Plymouth and St. Louis Park.

The newly-designated Byerly's outlets are in Woodbury and Eden Prairie. The stores that continue to operate as Rainbow Foods are in Maplewood, West St. Paul, St. Paul (Midway), Minneapolis (Lake Street), Richfield and Plymouth.

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