SO LONG BAGLEY MERCANTILE AFTER 120 YEARS

Demolition has begun at the old Bagley Mercantile, which has stood for 120 years… even predating the town of Bagley by about 6 months. After costly repairs began to add up, the owner decided now was the time to bring it down. David Lee says it’s been a part of his family for all those 120 years, during which time it employed more than 600 people, and sold everything from cars to stereos, clothing to hardware, groceries , farm implements, and chainsaws. Lee says he is retiring now, and he has sold the property to Galen Supermarket, which after the demolition, will use part of the property for a new parking lot, and part of it to expand their store.