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Sisters Dino Market opens on Cascade Avenue

Folks traveling through town and looking for a quick bite, or locals hunting up some lunch or an evening six-pack have a new option in Sisters, as Sisters Dino Market opened last week adjacent to the Sinclair gas station on the corner of Cascade Avenue and Fir Street.

Sisters Dino Market is owned and operated by Hattenhauer Distributing out of The Dalles. Phil Price is the district manager for the Central Oregon area. He said that the company wanted to fill the empty space that became available when Trail Stop Market moved to a new location. The market fills a niche.

“We are market-heavy in Sisters,” he acknowledged. “But with the gas station here, we’ve seen an incredible number of people come through here and using the store.”

Price said that Sisters Dino Market is determined to be a part of the Sisters community. They’ve contributed to the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank and will continue to offer support for community outreach. There is a kiosk in the store that can be manned by community organizations looking to raise awareness or raise funds.

“Everybody that works here is from Sisters,” he said, noting that the remodel work and the vendors used are also local.

“We are a family-friendly store providing good product at a competitive price,” he said.

There are grab-and-go options ranging from sandwiches to burritos. None of the hot food is deep-fired — it’s all air-fried, which, Price says, “is not only safer, it’s better for you.”

Sisters Dino Market will soon offer Oregon Lottery Scratch-It.

Hours will be adjusted seasonally. Currently, they’re open 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

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