We love General Stores. They provide hours of browsing and entertainment. Often serving remote communities, they are the only shop in town. The best General Stores serve provisions beer, candy, books and a dizzying array of everyday goods. A place to run for extra flour, an unexpected birthday gift or a destination for kids to spend their pocket money. Many General Stores are passed down through generations, serving their communities for decades. Often housed in historic buildings, we love the preserved fixtures from bygone eras. The creaking floorboards, tin ceilings and cubbies stuffed with goodies. Traveling across America we love discovering these gems of original mercantile. From Oregon to North Carolina these are 6 General Stores we love.
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356 Water Street, Excelsior, Minnesota
Community-driven, heritage-inspired men’s clothing, goods, gear and lifestyle store.
BDDW designer and artist, Taylor Hays, took over his hometown’s 107 year old general store in 2012 to prevent it’s closure.
Cold Spring, New York
A charming town nestled on the banks of the Hudson River, Cold Spring is perfect for a day trip from NYC. Cold Spring General Store is the perfect purveyor of provisions for visitors and locals alike. Read more
Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Established in 1882, we love the vintage gas pumps and sign. Plus Mast General Store’s interior details are amazing.
Los Olivos, California
A historic gas station is home to Los Olivas General Store. Wine, gourmet food, a rotating art gallery are some of the many goods found here.
Now offering wider aisles and essential items for better social distancing, whilst still offering quality goods for the whole family. Read more