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DIXIE-When Stacy Startin, his wife Maria, and their five-year-old daughter Arla moved to Dayton from Moses Lake, they had no plans to buy a store. Startin explained that it was a "spur of the moment" decision when he made an offer on the little corner store that sits along Hwy 12.

Before Startin's interest in the grocery store, the building had been empty for nearly two years. After the purchase of the building, the new owners made several upgrades, including new septic and wash sinks. After starting from ground zero, buying inventory, stocking shelves, acquiring a beer and liquor license, and...


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