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New grocery store coming to Ekalaka

Buck and Toni Kratzer have long discussed owning and operating a grocery store in Ekalaka.

The couple moved to Ekalaka from Eureka in 2012. Together with their three young daughters Kira (9), Daisey (7) and Loraina (2), they currently operate Kratzer Construction and the Midway Motel. Early in 2020, they started to spend more time planning and designing a store, and last fall construction began on Ijkalaka Grocery.

"We wanted to bring some history into it," Toni Kratzer said about the name of the Main Street store that they hope to open sometime early this summer.

The spelling of the store nam...


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