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bassbouncer
On 2/19/2019 at 3:07 PM, SkunkedAgain said:

That would be a lot of work to get done in three months, assuming that they can even get a GC to line up all of the subs. October sounds more realistic. Looks like I'll have to find other ways to support the local businesses in town. I might have to send Mrs. SkunkedAgain and Miss SkunkedAgain to the girl store a few times with a wad of cash.

Send them to the auto value...lol that’s the one that my wife and I own. 

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SkunkedAgain

Oh, I save those for me

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Darrell Larson

Mesabi Daily reported yesterday 24 Feb 2019 that Cook was granted funds for Zup's rebuild, IRRRB approved a 

$350,000 grant to the City for development infrastructure related to the rebuild. The money will be spent on on-site water and waste water upgrades, and overall site-work. Construction is expected to begin by March or April. 

That's the latest news, it appears the credit for the article was supplied by KBJR.COM. 

This winter up here has been brutal this year not complaining just making a statement. We built a new house 12 years ago, 2x4 roof truss and 2x6 walls never really worried about snow weight prior to this year but after inspecting depth of compacted snow we decided to remove the weight. I realize the house is an inanimate object but when we  were done is was like the house gave a big sigh of relief!! Come on spring, enough of this BS. Good day to you all.

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PSU

Any updates of any work being done at Zup's?

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Raven77

Drove by there last week and there's nothing going on.  Looks like a parking lot.

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PSU

Bummer, would have been nice to see if they could get up and running before the end of fishing season.....Anyone ever been in the grocery store on 53 in Virginia, across 53 from the Holiday Station at the intersection? Guess that's where we will have to stop on our way up...…..

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Bigfatbert

Hey there PSU ! The store your referring to is a Super One . Groceries,  deli , booze , one stop shopping ..  I do agree the reopening of Zups would be great , sooner the better .

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PSU

Yes, thanks Big, I couldn't remember the name. Probably will be a decent option!

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bassbouncer

Absolutely nothing happening at the zup’s site. 

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Bob Schultz

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. 

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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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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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