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Jamboree closing its doors

December 14, 2012
Jenn Brookens - Staff Writer , Fairmont Sentinel

SHERBURN - "An End of An Era" is the headline of the notice posted at the front door of Jamboree Foods in Sherburn.

"As of Jan. 1, 2013, it is with great regret that after 38 years of business, Jamboree Foods will be closing its doors," the statement reads. "We will miss all our loyal customers and friends!"

Despite this, business remains brisk with the regulars; the cashiers still carry the groceries out to customers' vehicles, and will walk with a customer to the correct aisle when they need help finding something.

"Our last truck delivery is [Tuesday]," said Amy Knake, who has been employed at Jamboree Foods for more than 14 years. "Then we'll start having markdowns in January."

Other little notices of the closing can be seen throughout the store. A display of children's books warn that the last day to purchase a book is Tuesday. At the checkout counter, a sign states that all gift certificates need to be used by Dec. 30.

The decision to close the store was reached by owners Tom and Lori Poirot shortly after Thanksgiving, according to store employees. Attempts by the Sentinel to speak with the Poirots were unsuccessful.

The store has been family-owned its entire time of operation, although it has been up for the sale in the past.

"We're a full-service store," said cashier Lynn Weir. "It's going to be missed."



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