Hurley residents no longer without grocery store


Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

LEN ZALESKI, of Hurley, pushes his cart from Pat's IGA Foods in Hurley Friday afternoon. He was one of the first customers in the new store that opened that afternoon. He said there were quite a few people in the store and was happy to have the convenience of a grocery store back in Hurley.

HURLEY - After a wait of 1,014 days, Hurley finally has a grocery store again.

The wait was just a little longer Friday, as final preparations pushed a 10 a.m. store opening to 1:30 p.m., but a good-sized crowd flowed through the doors and check-out lanes.

Store manager Rich Friederichs, of Hurley, said business had been going real good about two hours after they opened.

Standing at the front door greeting customers as they came in and thanking them as they left, Friederichs said they'd had a good turnout. He has managed other grocery stores in the region.

He said the store employs 45 peopl...

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