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Continued: Warners' Stellian still alive and kicking

  • Article by: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 20, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Jim Warner still serves on the board but does not meddle.

“If he’s disappointed, he would tell us,” Jeff Warner said. “He’s a quiet man.”

The company is currently grooming a third generation of Warners dubbed “3G” to take over the chain. But beyond that, no one knows how long the family will continue to own and operate the company.

“3G is going to have to worry about that,” Jeff Warner said with a laugh.

 

Thomas Lee • 612-673-4113

 

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