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delcecchi

Looks like I will be burning up 53 this summer also.   Time wasted that could be used fishing.   😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

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bassbouncer
23 hours ago, Bob Schultz said:

I’m really sad about the whole thing not only for the owners but all the good people on the west end of the lake that really depend on that store specifically.  Not to mention during our stay at the cabin for 5 weeks  (west end) we will have to travel all the way to Virginia for every food shopping trip.  I can’t imagine how much business they will lose during those peak summer weeks.  I’m hoping it’s done somehow some way shortly after 4th of July / but realize that’s probably wishful thinking at this point. 

No way no how. Road restrictions and frost will put a hold on any work at least until mid May. I’ve actually been trying to bid part of the project but getting nowhere so far. 

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SkunkedAgain

I just had some concrete work done here in the 612 area code. I had to legally bribe the local jurisdiction via a $25 "temporary permit" to get the concrete truck to my house. Even down here, the lasting cold caused local communities to push out the weight restrictions on the roads. I'm sure that it will take longer in Cook.

 

I'm not sure what business owners will actually do, but I would think some enterprising folks in Cook will try to fill in the gaps. Sure it won't be like shopping at Super One, but there should be places selling staples. Sue and Ron always had staples available at Moosebirds. Maybe the new owners will temporarily expand their grocery line so that people can stay on/around the lake without driving half an hour.

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delcecchi
14 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

http://www.timberjay.com/stories/zups-to-open-temporary-store,15214?

 

Saw an article (above) saying that Zup's is going to open a small, temporary store next to Subway until the new facility is built. Great news.

Let's see if it really happens.  The Tower Zups is sort of sad.

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roony

I really expected to see a lot of construction going on when I drove through Cook last Friday. Pretty disappointing. That being said the grocery store in Orr served our needs nicely. 

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bassbouncer

This is what I’m hearing. Not good news if they don’t build 

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bassbouncer

Now this sounds better!

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Wakemup

Anyone hear anything more concrete or official on Zup’s? Hoping they decide to rebuild, they were missed this year.

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delcecchi

from Oct 11 in timberjay.  Nothing about whether that really happened.

 

COOK – Construction on the new Cook Zup’s store is slated to begin the week of Oct. 20-26. If all goes well, the new store should open on May 5, though Jim Zupancich said he would like to see it open sometime in April. Those hoping for a bigger store will be happy to hear there are plans to make the new building “just a hair larger,” according to Zupancich. A special council meeting will take place at Cook City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. to award bids for the rebuild.

The previous Zup’s store was destroyed by an overnight electrical fire last November. Since then, company officials have been working to bring a full-service grocery store back to the Cook area despite delays due to higher than expected building costs. Zup’s has also made efforts to continue serving the area through a mini-mart, stocked with a sampling of pantry basics and Zup’s specialty meats, which opened in September. In addition, Zup’s has continued delivering groceries to homebound seniors at the Homestead and Pioneer apartment buildings.

The city of Cook has agreed to be responsible for any cost overruns on infrastructure work required for the new building.

The city received a $350,000 IRRR grant for the project and plans to extend some of the water lines around the property and to add additional fire hydrants.

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bassbouncer

It’s being built. Lots of activity on the site for groundwork currently being done. Prints for bidding are supposed to be out Tuesday 

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Wakemup

Glad to hear that construction is starting, thanks for the updates!
 

Would be cool to get a periodic picture or two of the construction over time for those who happen to swing through Cook and stop by. Appreciate the info.

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CigarGuy

Here you go. Took this on the way out of town today. Hopefully, you can zoom in on it!IMG_20191112_124910819.thumb.jpg.51f61337cb156eab7c76851029b88787.jpg

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bassbouncer

I think I will be working there Monday. Was there this morning and footings are being poured

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CigarGuy

Bassbouncer....Not to change the subject, neighbor and I checked out your ice house you're selling. Looks nice. Ron L is my neighbor, talk him into buying it🙂. Btw, do you know how much it weighs? What do you pull it with out on the lake?

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bassbouncer
On 11/15/2019 at 3:36 PM, CigarGuy said:

Bassbouncer....Not to change the subject, neighbor and I checked out your ice house you're selling. Looks nice. Ron L is my neighbor, talk him into buying it🙂. Btw, do you know how much it weighs? What do you pull it with out on the lake?

It weighed 400# but it sold last Saturday. I bought it and never used it. Was too worried that it would get stuck on the lake in deep snow. 

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SkunkedAgain

Do I dare ask if it's local steel? 🤪

 

It's good to see some progress.

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delcecchi
5 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

Do I dare ask if it's local steel? 🤪

 

It's good to see some progress.

No local steel.  Local ore, but it goes down the lake...

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leech~~
11 minutes ago, delcecchi said:

No local steel.  Local ore, but it goes down the lake...

 

He may mean USA steel. Not China?  

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delcecchi
2 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

 

He may mean USA steel. Not China?  

Or Canuckistan or Mexico, or wherever...

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bassbouncer

Who knows where the steel is coming from. Things are moving very slowly. I see a couple carpenters on the job but not much getting done in these temps

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delcecchi
3 minutes ago, bassbouncer said:

Who knows where the steel is coming from. Things are moving very slowly. I see a couple carpenters on the job but not much getting done in these temps

Doesn't really matter where the steel is from.   We don't make steel in Minnesota anyway, and the price of ore is a global thing.

 

Let's hope it warms up and they can make progress.    

 

Now let's hope the wire is local copper....   😉  From the Duluth Complex...

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SkunkedAgain

I just asked to get things riled up. It's been kind of slow on here lately!

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delcecchi
22 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

I just asked to get things riled up. It's been kind of slow on here lately!

Everything is slower in the cold....

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SkunkedAgain

While I am looking forward to grocery shopping there, I am mainly focused on the "and more!" part. I hope that it's either pony rides or rollercoasters...or a combination of the two!

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delcecchi
5 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

While I am looking forward to grocery shopping there, I am mainly focused on the "and more!" part. I hope that it's either pony rides or rollercoasters...or a combination of the two!

 

Well, probably buy gas and smokes... not as much fun as pony rides....

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CLOTAGAMES

Cannot wait for it to be done. Go to the west end of BigV 2-3 times a year and sure nice to be able to pick up a few things during the week.

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