Our View:GR's future remains bright

Losing Green River’s Shopko Hometown store was certainly a blow to many residents throughout the city, but we believe the city will ultimately thrive once a new business makes use of the property.

The space has long been a spot for a small-scale department store. Prior to Shopko, the building was a Pamida, which retained the name until 2013 after Shopko completed a merger with the company. In our view, the location is perfect for the same commercial use it has seen under Shopko and Pamida. It isn’t hard to see a Hobby Lobby or Target occupying that space, even if those specific shops are littl...


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