Mandan's Central Market Closes - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Mandan's Central Market Closes

Posted:
Mandan, ND -

What has been a bustling place at the end of main street in Mandan is now sitting pretty lonely.

The Central Market grocery store liquidated it's merchandise and closed it's doors this week.

"Public wants another grocery store. They really do. For that downtown Mandan area. That was a key spot for our citizens," says Mandan Mayor Aryln Van Beek.

It was a surprise to many but an action that followed a major announcement last week...

Dan's Supermarket is purchasing Central Market in Bismarck.

This store was not part of the deal and Central Market decided to shut it down.

But Mandan Mayor Aryln Van Beek says there's enough business in town to support two grocery stores and the Super Walmart.

He says, "with growth we are seeing and expect to see in next few years. I don't think there will be any problem supporting two grocery stores and a Super Walmart."

Van Beek says the city is ready to entice anyone interested in opening a grocery store in the spot.

"They are privately owned business but there are tax incentive programs, storefront improvement renaissance zone projects there are things we can do help a grocery store come into the city of Mandan," says Van Beek.

In the meantime, Van Beek says the loss will hurt the west end of main street and the businesses around it.

He says the grocery store did more than just sell groceries.

"It was a little coffee shop for a lot of seniors who live in that area, walk there, gathering place to socialize. Staple to Mandan for many years. Hope we can get it open again," added Van Beek.

The building is owned by local man.

He has owned the building from the start when it opened as Bill's Super Value in 1989.

Central Market in Mandan had 70 employees.

  • BusinessMore>>

  • Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:26:13 GMT
    Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
    Air France and Germany's Lufthansa decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.
  • Visa, Amazon pull stock market lower

    Visa, Amazon pull stock market lower

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:24:11 GMT
    U.S. stock futures headed lower early Friday as a handful of big companies posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. Amazon's shares sank after it posted a quarterly loss.
    The stock market sank in morning trading Friday after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. If the declines continue, the market would erase almost all of its gains from earlier in the week.
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:09:41 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.