Debbie Frank, shown with Nick Graham, is impressed with the resume of her new boss at the Nodaway Valley Market in Fontanelle. He also owns stores in Pomeroy and Rolfe.
Photo by Kyle Munson, The Register
Fontanelle, Ia. — Meet the "Donald Trump of Fontanelle."
Nick Graham swept into town this week, purchased the local grocery store and has residents buzzing.
For more than three years Nick, 21, has reigned as the undisputed "youngest grocer in America." Tuesday he took over the Nodaway Valley Market on the square in this town of fewer than 700. It's the third store in his Iowa grocery chain, which includes stores in Pomeroy and Rolfe, where he lives.
"Holy cow," Debbie Frank says Wednesday from behind the cash register. Just hearing Nick's resume "makes me think I've done nothing with my life!"
Lifelong Fontanelle resident Marge Westphal, 74, works evenings at Nodaway Valley Market and bestowed the Trump nickname on Nick.
"At his age, the things he's done - it's fascinating and overwhelming," Marge says.