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October 11, 2017 05:07 PM

Three Small SD Towns Could Lose Grocery Stores

Every business counts in a small town, and three KELOLAND communities could be losing their grocery stores.

The owner of the CashSmart locations in Tripp, Scotland and Tyndall says if things don't change, he'll likely have to close all three stores around the end of the year.

These three stores have had a rough few years.  The current owner, RF Buche, bought all of the stores in 2013 and 2014.  He says they didn't make any money though, so he sold them last year to Corner Grocery.

However, those owners also struggled and closed the stores abruptly this spring.

 That's when Buche decided to reopen them.

What does he say needs to happen to stay open?

Buche says he needs at least half of the people in town to shop at the stores.

Right now it's around 25 percent.

If you would like to take a look at the letters he's written to people in the communities, we've posted them here.

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