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Henderson restaurant transforms into pop-up grocery market

Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 12:56:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas bunch spot has transformed into a pop-up grocery market. The Stove in Henderson, typically serves up omelets, pancakes and coffee. Now they're serving up toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

The Stove's co-owner, Antonio Nunez, says he was inspired to create a pop-up market when he saw a heartbroken woman who couldn't find the groceries she needed to provide for her family.

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"We just wanted to give a makeshift grocery store for our clientele, but more so the senior citizens so they weren't going to get mauled," said Nunez.

"[So] they weren't going to feel like they have to worry about their safety or their sanity at this point in time to get into a grocery store."

Vendors that normally deliver food for the breakfast menu are delivering items that people haven't been able to find on store shelves like toilet paper, canned food, and pasta.

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These items do come at a cost. For example, milk will cost you $5.50, a roll of toilet paper for $1.50, fettuccine is $2 per pound, and hand sanitizer for $4 per two ounces.

Nunez says they're making items a dollar more than what they are paying for them so they can still make a profit to keep their business.

"It's a huge ripple effect. Not only are we able to help the community, you're supporting a small staff," explained Nunez.

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"We might keep a restaurant open after this fiasco calms down, and we're able to go back into regular business," he added. "They're also supporting our vendors and our vendor's families and the farmers that they'll pulling from."

Priority will be given to senior guests and the food is on a first come first serve basis.

Hours range Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

The Stove will roll out a meal program allowing customers to buy a cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for $21.

The Stove is located on 11261 S. Eastern Avenue #200.

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