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Gordy’s Market in north La Crosse closes for good



A north La Crosse grocery store has closed officially, after years of speculation about how long it would stay in business. 

Gordy’s Market at the northwest corner of George and Gillette has posted signs telling customers it is closed, as of Wednesday. 

Food stores have operated at that intersection for decades under different names, including Birnbaum’s, Skogen’s and Piggly Wiggly. 

The Gordy’s store was constructed in the early 1900s.

Customers of the George Street market have been prepared for a possible closing for at least three years.

There is concern that much of north La Crosse could now be considered a “food desert” without a standard grocery store, even though there are Kwik Trip convenience stores within a few blocks of the Gordy’s location.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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