The Aurora Market will bring fresh produce and meat, including the owners’ famous porketta roast, and around 15-20 jobs to the community of about 1,600 residents. The approximately 8,500-square-foot store will be located in the heart of downtown, at 315 N. Main St., in a former union hall.

Aurora, located around 60 miles north of Duluth, has been without a grocery store since early 2016. Zup’s Food Market served Aurora for around 40 years, but began struggling in 2001 when LTV Steel shut down its taconite plant near Hoyt Lakes and eliminated 1,400 jobs, according to News Tribune reporting from 2016.

Aurora has been without a grocery store since early 2016 when Zup’s Food Market closed. The building sits empty and for

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