Grocery store opens for business

After five years of vacancy, Owners Greg and Cara Lea Moore have preserved a part of the town's history by opening the West End Grocery at 608 Oak Street in Ridgway.A wooden beam inside the store separates a section of the original building that was built in 1915 from an addition that was constructed in 1971."The building was built for a grocery store and it has been a grocery store since then, almost 100 years," Greg said. "Whenever you leave you will see a cement slab outside, which are the steps into the old building."The West End Grocery is a one-stop shop for all of your basic grocery needs that also offers a few features unique to the area.If in the mood for an ice cream cone, the store offers a full line of ice cream at their hand-dipped station.An eight-foot freezer stores a wide variety of ice cream bars and desserts.The West End Grocery, formerly West End Superette, is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pick up a copy of the Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.