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Furniture Mart USA buys former Duluth Shopko for $3M

The company owns and operates the brands Furniture Mart, Ashley Homestore, Unclaimed Freight Furniture and Carpet One.

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The site of the former Shopko building sits empty Tuesday morning. The site has recently been purchased by Furniture Mart USA for $3 million (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
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Furniture Mart USA has purchased the building and land at 801 W. Central Entrance in Duluth for $3 million, according to state real estate records.

The 6.7-acre lot in the Stone Ridge Shopping Center is home to the former Shopko building, which closed in June 2019. Spirit Halloween opened a pop-up shop in the building from August to November 2020.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Furniture Mart USA purchased the lot on March 29 with cash. The company owns and operates the brands Furniture Mart, Ashley Homestore, Unclaimed Freight Furniture and Carpet One.

Furniture Mart USA Chief Operating Officer Troy Eichmann said they haven't finalized which of their stores will open in the building or when the store may open.

This story was updated at 5:29 p.m. April 6 with comment from Troy Eichmann. It was originally posted at 1:28 p.m. April 6.

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