Tuesday Jul 22
7NEWS has confirmed that the Bella's Market stores in Akron and Wellington have closed their doors.
The development follows a 7NEWS investigation that showed empty shelves in the both stores that were turning the eastern Colorado towns into a food desert.
Rural grocery store customers angry over empty shelves
The Bella's Markets in Wellington and several other rural towns were bustling centers of community life and the only grocery stores before Samuel Mancini took ownership in 2006.
Severe storm warnings popping up across Colorado after hot afternoon
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 8 p.m. for northeastern Elbert County as a storm stalled near Agate, which is 16 miles northwest of Limon.