lauren salt en Kirksville grocery store shuts down <p>A locally-owned Kirksville grocery store is closing. &nbsp;Near and Far Downtown Grocery sells produce from local farmers to stock its shelves. Velda Salt opened the store with her husband after having success at the farmer&rsquo;s market. But she says the college town environment, and its seasonal nature, made it tough to be profitable year-round.</p><p>&ldquo;More than half of our clientele are students,&quot; said Salt. &quot;But it&rsquo;s not just the students, because when school is out the professors are gone, a lot of them. The community&hellip;overall the town decreases.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:23:08 +0000 Lauren Richardson 13184 at Kirksville grocery store shuts down