Yankee Hill market stays open for rural communities

Employee Nathan Mubarake also said customers are not coming in as often but when they do, they are buying more.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 9:53 AM

YANKEE HILL, Calif. - People living in rural areas do not have as many resources as those living in bigger cities.

Canyon Lakes Market, also known as the Dome Store, is the only market within miles, so they are staying open to help serve their communities.

The store is taking safety measures like installing a plexiglass divider at the register, wearing gloves and sanitizing but it is not letting the coronavirus keep them from their essential job.

Employee Nathan Mubarake said many of the people who depend on them live in Concow and Yankee Hill.

"We're just a little mom and pop shop and we're here for them as much as they are for us," said Mubarake. "So, we try to stay open for them because they support us as much as we support them."

Mubarake said without the store, people in the area would have to drive a half-hour to Paradise just to get groceries.

He also said customers are not coming in as often but when they do, they are buying more.

The Dome Store is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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