CHIPPEWA FALLS — The sale of stores operated by financially troubled Gordy’s Market in La Crosse, Arcadia, Galesville and Neillsville are being put on hold until a court hearing at 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson set the hearing Thursday, after objections by Quillins and Hansen’s IGA to the sale of the stores.

Quillins objects to the results of an auction Monday, in which grocery distributer Nash Finch bid $550,000 for the stores in La Crosse, Galesville and La Crosse. Quilins had bid $450,000 for the stores.

Hansen’s IGA and Keng Enterprises objects to the auctioning of the Neillsville store to Randy Goetz for $150,000. Hansen had bid $125,000 for the store.

Isaacson on Thursday did approve the sale of 11 Gordy’s stores, including stores in Black River Falls, Osseo, Augusta, Whitehall, Shell Lake, Spencer and four closed stores in Chippewa Falls, Hayward and two locations in Eau Claire.

Hansen’s is buying the Black River Falls location for $1.55 million, while Great Lakes Food is buying Osseo for $125,000. Family Foods is buying the Whitehall store for $400,000.

The Shell Lake store is being sold for $1,000.

Gordy’s previously sold two other stores in Eau Claire and one in Tomah to Festival Foods.

Members of the Schafer family, which operates Gordy’s, are forming a new company and negotiating with grocery supplier Nash Finch to buy six other locations, including two in the Chippewa Falls area.

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