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

    Leon Stapleton, 90, opened his grocery store following the 1968 Kansas City riots. With hard work, old-fashioned customer service and dedication to helping others, Leon’s Thriftway remains open today.

Leon Stapleton, 90, opened his grocery store following the 1968 Kansas City riots. With hard work, old-fashioned customer service and dedication to helping others, Leon’s Thriftway remains open today. Monty Davis The Kansas City Star
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Pioneering businessman still feeds a Kansas City neighborhood

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