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Jack’s Shoes to close after nearly 20 years of business

The owner of a Grand Forks shoe store that has had a presence in the area for nearly two decades is hanging up her laces. Glenna Leedahl will retire as the owner of Jack's Shoes, which means the shop in the Grand Cities Mall will soon close, acco...

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Glenna Leedahl

The owner of a Grand Forks shoe store that has had a presence in the area for nearly two decades is hanging up her laces.

Glenna Leedahl will retire as the owner of Jack’s Shoes, which means the shop in the Grand Cities Mall will soon close, according to a news release. The store closed for five days in the last week to prepare for a final sale.

“Glenna hates quitting and disappointing her very loyal customers but says it is time for retirement,” a representative of the store wrote in a news release.

Leedahl’s husband Jack opened Jack’s Shoes in 1998 in East Grand Forks. In 2006, he moved the store to the Grand Cities Mall before he died in 2009. Glenna Leedahl, also known as Mrs. Jack, took over ownership and ran the store in his place.

The “quitting business sale” began Thursday and will run until the store sells out of shoes, according to the store. It’s unclear exactly when the store will close.

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