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Eddie Sr. (right) left his son a debt-ridden web of business enterprises when he passed away in 1968. However, the 31-year-old Eddie Jr. soon turned the company's fortunes around by concentrating on its core competency, selling groceries.

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Bashas' turns 80

Aug. 24 is Eddie Basha Jr.'s 75th birthday. This year is also the 80th anniversary of the company Eddie's father and uncle founded.