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UPLAND, Ind. -- A Circle K store that was scheduled to close its doors for good yesterday due to unprofitability remains open after nearly 800 Taylor University students visited during a mass "Polar Pop" run Sunday night, reported WISHTV.com.
The 32-ounce Polar Pop soda costs only 79 cents, making it popular with students on a budget. Students who participated in the Polar Pop run brought thank-you notes and banners in addition to purchasing the beverage. The 24-hour location is one of the few in the area available for late-night studying.
"We heard this was closing and [employees] would be unemployed," customer Tom Rutzen told the news outlet. "We wanted to say 'thank you' for everything they have done for us."
"This is one of the first places I got to bond with upperclassmen going on polar pop run," added fellow student Josh Bate.
The outing was so successful that the store sold out of its most popular Polar Pop flavors.
Store employees expect to find out tomorrow whether the store has a new owner and what the future holds for their employment, according to the report.