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Kwik Trip arrival in Duluth prompting local businesses to close

The new Kwik Trip will be the 12th to open in Duluth since 2014.

Local businesses in Duluth are likely to shutter their doors as a Kwik Trip convenience store prepares to open later this year. 

Stokke's Meat Market, which also provides some groceries and gas like any other convenience store, announced July 1 that it was closed for good, with the Duluth News Tribune reporting that the unexpected announcement has to do with a Kwik Trip opening as its neighbor in September. 

"We are sorry to say, as of today the Proctor location of Stokke’s is closed permanently," the business announced in a Facebook post Monday. "We have moved all inventory and staff to our other locations. Thank you for supporting us for 4 years in our Proctor/Duluth location... we would appreciate your continued support at our other two locations in Adolph & Lakewood."  

The Adolph location is just west of Duluth in Hermantown, while the Lakewood store is in northeast Duluth. 

The News Tribune reports that another business in the same area, the Proctor Milk House, is also likely to close by the time the Kwik Trip open this fall. The Milk House owner told the newspaper that he suspects stores closest to Kwik Trips lose half of their business.

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Kwik Trip arrived in the Duluth area five years ago in 2014, and the new location opening in September will be the 12th in the area.

The Stokke family opened its first shop in 2001

"Over the years we have found that we have become stewards of this industry and are one of the largest employers in the area. We are able to offer full time positions at living wages, part time positions, and less than part time to students, seniors, or people just wanting to supplement their incomes," Stokke's Meat Market website says. 

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