Reopened store will be a family affair

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REMSEN — We wish the best of luck to the Garcia family and their plans to reopen the Remsen General Store that has been closed since 2018.

It’s a major challenge to operate a small business during these difficult times, but the family’s comments in a recent news story show that members are eager and excited about the Main Street location. “Our plan for the Remsen General Store is for Remsen residents to have convenience for essentials and a quick warm bite to eat without having to drive miles away,” Luis Garcia said. “It will be a convenience store with a kick. We will be serving quick hot food and fresh coffee.”

Garcia plans to provide the community with basic necessities and even some locally-sourced products.

There is another local angle. The Garcia family wants to connect with local producers to create a firm base of local goods. “We are strong supporters of local businesses,” Garcia said.

The store will open for business on April 1.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Garcia is originally from the Dominican Republic and came to America at 14. His story is the quintessential American dream.

“We have finally found our permanent home and are loving the country life and the people around us,” Garcia said. “My wife and I will run the business together and our three beautiful children are excited to be a part of it.”

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