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.
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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.

Longtime owner of Leon’s Thriftway honored for his service to East Side community

February 22, 2017 12:59 PM