Grocery store scheduled to reopen and provide an essential service in Cook
24 Apr 2020
Zup’s Food Market in Cook will reopen next month after being fully reconstructed following a fire in November 2018. The lone grocery store in the Cook area serves thousands of rural Minnesota residents located within an 80-mile vicinity, making it an essential service any time and especially during the COVID-19 public health pandemic. The rebuild project was supported by Development Infrastructure grants from Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation to the city of Cook.
The newly rebuilt 18,000-square-foot store is a fully-featured modern food market with a fresh deli and catering service. Zup’s Cook location originally opened in 1998 and employs up to 40 people including full and part time positions. In addition to serving local residents year-round, the store is a key shopping destination for visitors to Lake Vermilion and other nearby lakes.