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Knight's Gambit

 

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"They" are her father, Ray Knight, and her brother Don-founder and manager, respectively, of Knight's restaurant on Dexter Avenue. "There" is Knight's Market at Miller and Spring streets. And Sherry, who's been at the restaurant for most of the last twenty-five years, is back at the family's first business-the small neighborhood store where her father went to work in 1941.

Ray Knight was a student at Slauson Junior High when he started at the corner grocery. After graduating from Ann Arbor High, he joined the service. In 1952, he came back from the Korean War, bought the business, and married Mary Devine.

Sherry is their third child and only daughter. She and her brothers-Bob, Jeff, Chet (Ray Jr.), and Don-grew up with the market.

"I remember coming in when I was really young," Sherry says. "I loved it." In 1967, the family bought a house next door to the market on Spring, and as the children got older "we worked every day after school-it was expected of us."

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