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The Staples office supply store on South Washington Street in Bismarck closed its doors for good on Friday.

The Staples in Bismarck closed this past Friday.

The store, which opened in 1999, closed in response to the growth in online shopping, Jocelyn Thomas, Staples' public relations and social media specialist said in an email.

"We continually evaluate our store performance to ensure we’re operating the business in the best way. As customers shift online, we are taking aggressive action to right-size our retail footprint. We are committed to providing great service and every product businesses need whether it’s in-store, online or through mobile," Thomas wrote.

Customers can continue to shop online at

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