Randall Mauck and his family have operated John’s Grocery (2033 U.S. Highway 80) since 1971. They purchased the store from the Buck family who first opened Buck’s Store at that location in 1939.
Mauck says the closure of Highway 80 just east of his location due to the road collapsing is hitting his business hard. Much of their business centers around lunch. They specialize in custom burgers, po-boys, sandwiches and lunch meat sales. Mauck says the added time to get to his store is keeping many customers away.
“People with only a half-hour lunch break can’t get here and back to work due to the added 10 to 15 minute travel time,” he said, adding, “My afternoon business is still good with people who live out this way.”
John’s Grocery also offers sandwich trays for parties and meetings.
Mauck is concerned the estimated six to eight months repair time could spell the end for his long-time Warren County business.
His isn’t the only small business to suffer a loss of revenue due to the many road closures in the area. As a community, keep those business in mind when making your buying decisions.
Be sure to stop by John’s Grocery for lunch soon, and check them out on Facebook.
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