Duckwall-Alco to open their doors in November

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 9/9/97.

With their building nearly enclosed, Duckwall-Alco is looking forward to the projected opening date of its new Paynesville store in November.

The 22,000-square foot building will be a general merchandise store utilizing the discount stornt store format. Richard Lietz, Duckwall-Alco manager, Abeleen, Kan., said they will carry clothing of all sizes, fabric, crafts, shoes, sporting goods, toys, have a small automotive section, camping accessories, garden plantings, and a lot of seasonal merchandise.

Besides Paynesville, Duckwall is building stores in Olivia, Long Prairie, and Warroad. They presently have stores in Caledonia and Spring Valley. ďWe only enter a market that is not served by a general retail store,Ē Lietz said. ďWe perceive Paynesville as an aggressive community pursuing development. We look forward to being a player in the community joining its already healthy downtown business climate.Ē

Duckwall expects to employ about 25 employees, full and part-time.

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