Local grocery store faces challenges opening up after storm - KOTA Territory News

Local grocery store faces challenges opening up after storm

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Businesses are opening back up after Friday's blizzard and it's taking lots of money and lots of labor to get stores going again. Don's Valley Market is one of those stores facing the challenges of reopening.

Employees were restocking shelves most of the day Monday after all the perishable items in the store went bad, following the power outage. The power was out for 33 hours at the store. All the meats and dairy products had to be replaced, costing the store about a 100,000 dollars.

Owner and manager Don Turner says he ordered new food as soon as they opened so they could be ready for customers needing to restock their pantries.  "We were able to get trucks here this morning and we have replaced every perishable product on our shelves so everything in the store is new so obviously we had a major lost there. Since we've been open today it's been busy. I suppose everybody finally getting out and needs to fill the cupboards again" Turner said.

Don's Valley Market dedicated employees worked until 2 a.m. Sunday and then came back to the store at 7 a.m. the next day to finish the job.

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