Business Brief: Eric Zerka takes over father’s Stanton store

By Ryan Schlehuber "Scoop" • Last Updated 11:38 am on Friday, April 06, 2012

STANTON — Zerka’s Party Store at 134 W. Main St. has changed hands but remains in the family business as Scott Zerka’s son, Eric, is now the owner.
As of April 1, Eric Zerka put his nursing training on hold and accepted the role of owner of the party store/gas station, taking over a business has been in the family for the past six years. Scott Zerka still operates a second Zerka’s Party Store in Langston.
“It’s a good experience that me and my girlfriend agreed we couldn’t pass up,” said Eric Zerka, who’s girlfriend Michelle Hammond will assist him in everyday operations.
Scott Zerka said handing the business over to his son was his intention all along.
“He was ready to get involved and I’m thrilled today,” the elder Zerka said.
Zerka’s Party Store is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Call (989) 831-5001 for more information.

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