Valley Center's only grocery store to close

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VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (KAKE) -

The only grocery store in Valley Center will close its doors for good after 50 years in business.

The Ark Valley News reports the Leeker's Family Foods at 801 South Meridian will close late next month. 

"It is with great sadness and disappointment that I announce that Leeker's Family Foods in Valley Center will be closing," owner Chris Steindler said, adding that the company was unsuccessful in renegotiating the terms of its lease.

Leeker's has been in Valley Center since 1968 and moved to South Meridian almost 18 years ago.

The Leeker's in Park City will continue to operate.

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