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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

DANVILLE - Leonard 'Leo' Dueck said his goal in life is to bring a smile to his neighbor. He plans to draw on that philosophy when treating with customers at his new market in downtown Danville.

Dueck and his family cut the ribbon on Don Leo's Market Friday at noon during a Chamber of Commerce ceremony. Dueck's daughter, 3 year old Claire, and wife Jolene, were on hand for the ribbon cutting while customers looked on. Free ice cream and fry pies were given out to shoppers.

Don Leos ribbon cutting

Claire Dueck, 3, cuts the ribbon at her parent's new market in Danville. Back Row left to right, Leo Dueck, Jolene Dueck, Carol Grubaugh, Executive Director Knox County Chanber of Commerce - KP Photo by Marty Trese

Dueck describes it as a "family business" and offers a wide variety of items including meat and deli cheese, sandwiches, bulk food and fresh produce.

"When people come to this store, they will be treated as a friend," Dueck said. "I want to cater to every person's wishes. I want to cater to my customers."

Dueck renovated the roughly 1,800 square foot building - located at the intersection of Main and Market streets - to prepare for the opening.

Dueck was formerly a manager of Ashery Farms, a bulk food store in Heath. Though he and his wife live in Danville, Dueck, who comes from a missionary family, was born in Belize and his family has lived in Central America. He moved to the United States in 2010.


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