The Shopko stores in Rochester, Minnesota have a lot of special memories for a bunch of people, my family included.  If you loved that store, or you just love great big letters, a piece of the South Shopko store can be yours.

Part of the Old Shopko Store in Rochester, Minnesota Can Now Be Yours

When the Shopko stores closed a few years ago in Rochester, everyone wondered what would happen next with the buildings.  Haley Comfort Systems and The Purple Goat moved into the North location.  Right now, construction is happening at the South location for the new business moving in called At Home.  If you missed that update, you can find more info on that store announcement here.

Yesterday, the big Shopko letters that were on the front of the building showed up at Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity and now, they can be yours.

You never know what will show up at the Rochester Area ReStore donation door! Here's the letters off the old SHOPKO south building in Rochester, MN. - Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity Facebook Page

Ken Quattrin, Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity
Ken Quattrin, Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity

Bring the cash and the old Shopko letters can be yours!

According to Ken Quattrin at Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity, $200 is the price for each individual letter.  They are quite large and because of that, the letters won't be on the sales floor.  If you are serious about purchasing them you can reach out to the store manager, John Timm.

You can learn more about the ReStore shop and get contact info here.

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What should go in the old Chuck E. Cheese location in Rochester?

Seeing empty buildings in Rochester make our town look sad so what do you think should go in the old Chuck E. Cheese location by Trader Joe's?  I asked around and got a bunch of suggestions and quite a few could really work in this empty space.  Look below and see what was recommended.  And if you've got other suggestions, let me know over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

11 amazing ideas for what should go in the old Chuck E. Cheese store in Rochester

If you are new to Rochester, Minnesota, you may not even know that at one point all of our kids were celebrating birthdays with their friends at the very popular Chuck E. Cheese store. Back in June of 2020, the company announced that they were closing additional locations throughout the United States and unfortunately Rochester showed up on that list of closings. Since then, the restaurant location by Trader Joe's has been sitting empty and looking sad. We asked people all over Rochester what should go in this spot and here are some excellent answers that would be perfect additions to Rochester.