Sadly, Dorothy Magnuson passed away in 1989. Hugo followed her in 2003, just two days before what would have been his 103rd birthday. Working in the store until the weekend before he passed away, Hugo never lost his work ethic or his dedication to customer service. As the Magnuson family proudly carried on that legacy of service, they endured another loss as Curt passed away in 2007 at the age of 66.
Curt’s daughter, Kristi Magnuson-Nelson, became president of Hugo’s and began to position the family business for the future. Hugo’s Wine and Spirits started in 2009 and quickly grew to five locations. Hugo’s Family Marketplace, meanwhile, continued to flourish, as two more locations were acquired in 2011 and 2012. Today, thanks to our wonderful customers and our hard-working associates, Hugo’s future looks brighter than ever.
Many things have changed since Hugo and Dorothy opened that first store all those years ago. Life is faster, busier, and more stressful. But what hasn’t changed—and what will never change—is our commitment to our customers and the communities we proudly serve. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, we are always here for you.