Alabama Attractions September 05, 2021
A Trip To One Of The Oldest General Stores In Alabama Is Like Stepping Back In Time
Alabama boasts many unique stores, including several that have been in business for quite some time. One of these stores in U.G. White Mercantile. For information about this store, which welcomes numerous visitors each year, take a look below.
U.G. White Mercantile is an authentic general store that's located in downtown Athens, Alabama.
Opening for business in 1917, it's also one of the state's oldest general stores in operation today.
U.G. White Mercantile was originally intended for farmers, cotton mill workers, etc. Today, this general store offers a little something for everyone.
The moment you walk through the doors of U.G. White Mercantile, there's no denying that you'll be taken back in time as you view many of the store's items.
A couple of these items include the store's cash register and its...
...vintage coke machines, which will certainly remind you of yesteryear.
Like most general stores, U.G. White Mercantile sells candy by the pound. From taffy and bubble gum, to suckers and mints, you're sure to find some candy that'll take you back to your childhood days.
Speaking of childhood days, U.G. White Mercantile also offers a variety of classic toys. These are especially popular around Christmastime.
For more information about U.G. White Mercantile, you can view the store's website
. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Have you ever been to U.G. White Mercantile in Athens, Alabama? If so, was it like stepping back in time? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.
Another Alabama general store that’ll take you back in time is Harrison Brothers Hardware in Huntsville. For information, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Old Fashioned Variety Store In Alabama That Will Fill You With Nostalgia. Note: Be sure to check updated hours before your visit. Address: U G White Hardware & Furniture, 101 N Jefferson St, Athens, AL 35611, USA