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McQuary's Grocery rides into sunset

The End of an Era


June 18, 2020

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Chatting amiably with his customers will be one of the things Wally McCauley will miss most upon retirement from the grocery business he and wife Marie have operated the past 38 years. The meat department in the quaint grocery store is famous for Wally's pork sausage and the high quality of meats that are adeptly wrapped in butcher paper by Wally.

DAYTON–"It's bitter-sweet," remarked Wally McCauley, on the impending closure of Dayton's "Diamond in the Rough" institution, McCauley's Grocery, 301 W. Main Street.

A combination of economic conditions–not helped by the supply-chain uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic–has accelerated Wally's and wife Marie McCauley's retirement plans. As of now, Wally and Marie are planning...

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