Woodbury grocery fire won't stop the turkey

  • Updated: November 21, 2007 - 5:46 AM
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Thanksgiving shopping traffic didn’t seem much of a concern for James Triplett, 4, of Plymouth, as he and his mom, Carolyn, ( in jeans) stocked up on supplies at Byerly’s in St. Louis Park. In Washington, as is tradition, President Bush spared two turkeys, “May” and “Flower,” from the dinner table. The turkeys will be honorary grand marshals at Disney World’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Customers who placed advance orders for Thanksgiving turkeys will get them, but a Woodbury grocery store remains closed this week after a fire Sunday.

The cleanup continues at Kowalski's Market, where the fire destroyed equipment in an upper office area where electrical service comes in, said Mike Oase, the company's vice president for operations. "Nothing was damaged from fire or water on the sales floor," he said.

Electricity for heat and lights was restored at 11 p.m. Monday, he said, and the store could reopen Sunday.

Orders for turkey dinners and fresh turkey from the deli will be filled at the Kowalski's Market at 5801 Neal Av. N. in Oak Park Heights, Oase said. It is near the intersections of Hwys. 36 and 5.

The Woodbury store, which he said is about 46,000 square feet, opened in August 2000.

Kowalski's said that customers with more questions about Thanksgiving dinners should call the Stillwater/Oak Park Heights store at 651-439-9161.

Kowalski's Markets owns eight stores in the Twin Cities.

KEVIN GILES

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