Centrally located, middle of nowhere
"Over on Highway 244 you're in the modern world, but here you go back 100 years," says Lindsey Payne, who works at the Crossroads Market in Delina.
Actually, the market has everything you would want in a convenience store, housed in a very picturesque 1892 building with the original counters, shelves and hardwood floor inside.
Harry Zollner and his daughter Dottie Self have run the market since Memorial Day last year. Harry's wife Ruth, "the silent boss," works at the CB&S Bank in Lewisburg. It was Ruth's family connection that drew them to the area (she was a Finley) and they live just three miles from the store, which is handy because they keep really long hours, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
They are only closed on Christmas and Easter.
They were open on Thanksgiving and Zollner found that a lot of men took refuge at the store while their wives cooked the dinner, plus a number of people came by for ..Pick up a copy of today's edition of the Marshall County Tribune, Wednesday, April 30, 2008 for entire photos and article coverage.