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By Mike Creger
Pine Knot News 

Legendary Scanlon liquor store sold

Business Roundup


March 22, 2019

Photo contributed by Tom Romundstad

Gramma Polo's Bottle Shoppe has been sold to the neighboring Kwik Trip store and will become Kwik Spirits.

Gramma Polo's Bottle Shoppe has been a family-owned business for 73 years. Come May 1, that will change. Polo's has been purchased by neighbor Kwik Trip, which will run its third liquor operation in Minnesota.

Tom Romundstad owns the liquor store with his wife, Jodi Polo. He said it's time to retire, seven years after the couple took over the Scanlon-based business from Charlotte Polo, who retired at the age of 90.

"It's one of the oldest family-owned liquor stores in the state," Romundstad said. "We have a huge following and customers have said they are going to miss us."

He said there are...

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