He said he and his partners would have news Tuesday, but he didn’t return calls for comment.
“It sounds like you’ve had a chance to speak with him more than I have,” says Patrick Strait, communications manager for the Minnesota-based chain.
Strait says he’s “basically just trying to understand what the heck happened.”
He says his office was flooded with calls from members wondering what’s going on.
“I guess them and us both for the most part,” Strait says. “We didn’t have any advance notice.
“Every once in a while . . . we kind of get blindsided by this, too.”