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At the gas station, biscuits, tortillas—and community 

"We were never a typical convenient store," Taylor Cash says of the BP that he purchased in 1980 with his wife, Gail. "We are a community store. Whatever is going on in the community drives us." When Falls Lake was completed a year after the couple started the store, they outfitted the place with lures, lines and live bait. When that area in North Raleigh underwent intense development in the 1990s, they opened a full-fledged grill. And when construction slowed in 2000, they turned to wine, hoping it would appeal to the area's new homeowners. A 15-bottle collection grew to 1,000, now ranging from $15 Yellow Tail Merlot to a $300 Bond Pluribus Proprietary Red Wine from 2007.

Image credit: Photo by Kate Medley

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