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July 2, 2016 10:13 PM

Leon’s Thriftway may be the oldest black-owned grocery store in the country

Leon Stapleton got the store after the riots following the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in 1968

“Mr. Leon,” 90, still comes in daily, and customers, many of them poor and without cars, rely on the store

All seven of Stapleton’s children worked there. Some still do. Same for 23 grandchildren

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