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Elgin mourns loss of Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop

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Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop employee Kathy Lipprandt, left, hugs fellow employee A.J. Galvan Friday after it was announced the Hostess company was calling it quits.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop employee Kathy Lipprandt puts some of the last boxes of Zingers cakes out on store shelves after customers cleaned out nearly everything else on Friday at the Elgin store.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop racks were cleaned out quickly, especially for their top-selling items like Zingers and Twinkies.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Customer Dave Nepermann of Dundee Township shops at the Elgin Hostess Wonder Thrift Shop Friday afternoon. Nepermann said he stops by often for bagels, fruit pies and bread.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Gilberts resident Dave Scurto stopped into the Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop Friday afternoon to pick up some treats after he heard the store would be closing.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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Elgin's Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop was a popular place Friday after news of the longtime bakery company going out of business made its way around the Elgin area. A strike by the union representing the bakers at Hostess could not be resolved, forcing the snack maker to announce it would go out of business. Gilberts resident Dave Scurto stopped by the Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop in Elgin Friday afternoon to pick up some treats after he heard the store would be closing. "I remember them from when I was a kid," Scurto said.
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    • Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop employee Kathy Lipprandt, left, hugs fellow employee A.J. Galvan Friday after it was announced the Hostess company was calling it quits.
    • Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop employee Kathy Lipprandt puts some of the last boxes of Zingers cakes out on store shelves after customers cleaned out nearly everything else on Friday at the Elgin store.
    • Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop racks were cleaned out quickly, especially for their top-selling items like Zingers and Twinkies.
    • Customer Dave Nepermann of Dundee Township shops at the Elgin Hostess Wonder Thrift Shop Friday afternoon. Nepermann said he stops by often for bagels, fruit pies and bread.
    • Gilberts resident Dave Scurto stopped into the Wonder Hostess Thrift Shop Friday afternoon to pick up some treats after he heard the store would be closing.
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