LAUGHLIN (KTNV) — Laughlin once again has a local grocery store.
For almost 6 months, Laughlin didn’t have one, but now The Market is an option for its residents.
More than 100 people showed up to help owner Darin Hill and his family officially open the store that took over the location of the cities former supermarket.
“We talked to a lot of the folks who worked at the former store and then we hired a number of the folks too. We tried to make sure we kept the things that they had that people really wanted and tried to bring some more things that perhaps they didn’t have, to make it a better shopping experience,” said Hill.
For residents like Kristie Bush, this grocery store is like a miracle. Now she doesn’t have to travel to Bullhead City to buy food.
“I don’t drive, I do all my shopping by bus if I can’t get a ride or have to get a cab, and it's really expensive to go to bullhead in a cab. I think the store is great for the community, the prices are fairly good,” said Bush.
Opening the market was a joint effort between government entities, and Rep. Susie Lee (NV-3) said money from the CARES Act was partially used to make it possible.
“I grew up in a small town and your grocery store was your community center, where you run into your neighbors,” Lee said.