Small shop saves town

When chain stores shunned tiny Powell, Wyo., the town's residents took a DIY approach and built the Powell Mercantile themselves - and, in the process, revitalized their dying downtown.

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When the town of Powell, Wyo., found its downtown on life support, community members banded together and founded a community-owned, for-profit general store called The Mercantile.
By Brad Dececco, photographer

LAST UPDATE: Jul 17 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
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