Green River Star -

By David Martin

Picking through a fallen retailer's sad remains


My Thursday afternoon was slightly derailed following what was supposed to be a quick trip to Shopko.

Admittedly, the store’s closure wasn’t on my personal radar since writing about it months ago. The large, yellow and black signs with the words “store closing” printed boldly on them never brought me in. I went in because I suddenly needed a flash drive. I didn’t find one, but I ended up walking out with two packages of pens, a 10-piece set of stainless steel cookware and a black backpack I’m sure will come in handy sometime.

However, looking at sparsely stocked shelves wasn’...

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