A locally owned and operated business has been bought out. Byron's only grocery store, Marketplace, is closing.

When I spoke to the manager, somber is the word I would use to describe his confirmation of this news: "It's sad!" he says. He confirmed that Kwik Trip bought the store, but he is unsure of their future plans. There's already one Kwik Trip in Byron.

Another employee tells us that unfortunately, all of them will be without a job when the takeover happens. It's unclear at this time exactly when Marketplace will close, and when Kwik Trip will take over. Or if they will be searching for new employees when they do take over.

We've reached out to Kwik Trip to get more info about their future plans and will update you as more details become available to us.

At this time Marketplace will retain ownership of the liquor store.