BY LIZA STROUT - Serendipity brought Grant Quirk to Gill’s Grocery, and a decade later it led his successors, the Kaplans, to the store.
Ten years ago, Grant Quirk was discussing the end of his clamming business with a friend. The one-two punch of red tide and “rolling moss” had ruined his clam beds, and he was looking for something new to do.
The friend, a Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy, knew that Grant would be looking for his next project, and mentioned a small store that was for sale on Gasparilla Island.
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