The Continuity of The Country Store

Passing the torch


Joshua Wood

Kathleen Martin with new generation Megan, Jay and Gemma outside the Country Store.

by Ezra Boileau

Kathleen Martin, owner, and manager of the County Store has decided to step back from her role. Martin, who celebrated her 35th year at the store on June 1, has decided to pass the torch to her daughter, Megan Martin, and her husband, Jay Buszkiewic.

This change in management marks the third generation of family ownership, as Kathleen inherited it from her father, Valle Evans, back in 1987. Kathleen considered selling the store but decided to offer Megan and Jay the opportunity to take it over. Megan said that she wanted the store to stay in the family, "I always made rema...

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