Food Stores: Skaggs Grocery Store
Lusk Free Lance, January 18, 1931
220 South Main, Lusk Wyoming
SKAGGS GROCERY STORE EXPECTED TO OPEN HERE, IN FEBRUARY, IS REPORT
If Dame Rumor hasn't deceived us, the building recently vacated by the Green Drug Company , generally known as the Demmon building, will become the home of a Skaggs grocery store in the near future, Although nothing definite has been given out, it is understood that the building was leased this week, and that the new company expects to open for business sometime in February.
Skaggs stores are operating in many localities in this state, and for a time last year it was reported that a local store of this chain would be opened, but this failed to materialize.
Lusk Free Lance, February 5, 1931
M.M. MORRISON WILL OPEN NEW O.P. SKAGGS STORE HERE FEB. 14TH
Local carpenters and painters, under supervision of one of the Skaggs System contractors, are just about to complete their work in the former Brown Drug store building on Main street, inn preparation for the opening of the O.P. Skaggs store which will take place on Saturday, February 14, according to Mr. M.M. Morrison, owner and operator of the local institution.
The fixtures have been installed in accordance with the regular Skaggs system of arrangement and are now being painted in white. The front of the building is painted in blue with the name and other lettering of the sign in white.
The store will be locally owned. Under the Skaggs system, Mr. Morrison as lessee, has been given a franchise on buying power through which he proposes to pass the benefits pf high quality goods at lowest prices consistent with good management on to the public.
Mr. Morrison has been connected with Skaggs stores in this state for about ten years, coming to Lusk from Wheatland, where he was employed in a store for the past two years, this venture being the first under his ownership.
He and his wife and son, Paul, have taken rooms above the store where they will make their home.