About a month ago, the Woodbury Proex Portrait was set to close.
Now, the Minnesota stores are under new ownership.
“We will be staying open,” said Paul Emmel, manager of the Woodbury Proex.
Several longtime customers were upset when news came down that it would close, Emmel said. The Minnesota stores were to close as part of a court-approved bankruptcy liquidation after Ritz Camera & Image failed to find a buyer for the chain, the Star Tribune reported in September.
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A celebration marking the new ownership and the Woodbury Proex staying open will likely be held in November, Emmel said.
He also pointed people to the store’s Facebook page for deals and specials.
The store, located at 1575 Queens Drive in Woodbury, is hiring, as well, Emmel said.
It's open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.