RAWLINS, Wyo. — A southern Wyoming store that sold both guns and groceries is dropping its food sales after 35 years and will focus on selling firearms and outdoor gear.
Irene and Windell Davidson, owners of Davidson's Gun and Grocery in Rawlins, tell the Rawlins Daily Times it's not practical for them to sell groceries anymore. They cite the recession, shipping costs, more stringent expiration dates on food and distributors requiring bigger minimum orders.
Neighbors say they'll miss the store's friendly service. If they were short of cash between paychecks, they could just sign their receipts and settle up on payday.
Longtime customer Sue Palato says Irene Davidson was good to everybody in the south Rawlins neighborhood, adding, "She kept the south side fed."