Community comes together for Shopko
By Kate Johnson
Late last week Beulah began to swirl at the news that Shopko would be closing their doors.
However, it didn’t take long for community members to put their heads together on ways to keep the Beulah Shopko open.
It was reported that Shopko would be closing 39 stores throughout 14 states. Beulah’s Shopko has already begun the liquidation process but placing different sale prices in each department.
With the news breaking that Beulah’s Shopko’s future was looking bleak Beulah Chamber Director Rachael Mortenson started an online movement.
After hearing that the Stanley community worked to keep their Shopko doors open she decided that Beulah could do the same.
Mortenson created an online petition for community members to sign in hopes to keep the local Shopko alive.