Why this Ukrainian business owner is okay paying a little more at the pump

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — As Americans feel the pinch of record-breaking gas prices, a Ukrainian business owner in Henrico wants people to remember the reason why the U.S. is feeling economic impacts in the first place.

Nestled in a shopping center off West Broad Street, European Deli offers a variety of treats and meats that span a whole continent.

“This is sausage and salami,” said store owner Tetyana Nikolayeva as she walked past the meat counter. “We have Romanian-style, German-style, and a little bit Italian.”

While customers can enjoy foods from several countries, the heart of the business is rooted in Ukraine. Nikolayeva and her husband moved from Ukraine to the United States 25 years ago, and she’s been operating the deli since 2001…

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