Del Ackerman pauses outside his Del's 24-Hour Food Store in East Naples, which he has operated 24-7 for more than 40 years. But at 70, he's putting it up for public auction on Dec. 13. He will sell the 3,600-square-foot retail grocery store and the 1.84 acres surrounding it only if the new owners commit to operating the store as his family has all these years.

Photo by Garrett Hubbard, Daily News

Del Ackerman pauses outside his Del's 24-Hour Food Store in East Naples, which he has operated 24-7 for more than 40 years. But at 70, he's putting it up for public auction on Dec. 13. He will sell the 3,600-square-foot retail grocery store and the 1.84 acres surrounding it only if the new owners commit to operating the store as his family has all these years.

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