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UPDATE: Zup’s rebuild pushed back due to higher-than-expected construction costs

UPDATE: Construction on a Cook, Minn., grocery store destroyed by fire has been pushed back.

Zup’s manager is blaming the delay on construction costs totaling three times more than what they expected.

The 2018 fire destroyed the entire store, and they’ve been closed ever since.

The manager says they hope to start construction by mid-July with a goal of opening by fall.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

COOK, MN — Owners of the Zup’s grocery store in Cook say they will have to push back their rebuild timeline due to the snow and cold temperatures.

The owners had hoped to start rebuilding in March, however, they now hope to start later this spring.

In the meantime, the owners are working with a contractor to decide how big they want to build the new grocery store.

Last month, the IRRRB approved a $350,000 grant for the city of Cook to help pay for infrastructure related to the rebuild.

The cause of the fire that destroyed the store is still under investigation.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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