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Chris and Valerie Black stand underneath the sign for their new restaurant, Burger Depot, in Verndale on Highway 10. Photo by Zach Kayser

Burger Depot to open in Verndale

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It takes a lot of effort to start a business, but husband and wife Chris and Valerie Black have been working overtime to get their restaurant up and running.


The Burger Depot sits on the north side of Highway 10 in Verndale, near the town's main intersection.

When the restaurant opens in late January, it will mean a decade-long dream has finally become a reality for the Blacks, who live in Staples with their three children.

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