These 5 Charming General Stores In Connecticut Will Make You Feel Nostalgic
General stores may be a thing of the past, but a few are still around and they make for a great lunch date. These spots used to be the hub of the community, a one stop destination for all your needs. They remain as a reminder of simpler times and continue to embrace the small town traditions of the past. Come enjoy locally sourced treats and trinkets, home cooked meals in an intimate setting and a first hand look at Connecticut’s history.
Check out our list of charming general stores now:
1. The Colebrook Store
559 Colebrook Road, Colebrook CT 06021
This is the oldest general store in the state and one of the oldest in the New England area. Inside you'll find light lunch options and fresh baked sweets in a rustic-chic atmosphere. They hold small music events throughout the year and love seeing new faces. It doesn't get any more small town than this, folks!
2. The Old Mystic General Store
47 Main Street, Old Mystic, CT 06372
Now a deli, this general store has left groceries behind. But with delicious sandwiches, pizza and ice cream. it's still a great place to bring the family for a quick lunch. Make the most of your trip to this waterfront town when you stop by this charming locale.
3. Riverton General Store
2 Main Street, Riverton, CT 06065
This one may not be as old, but it sure packs on the charm and nostalgia. Here you'll find old market and tavern signs on the wall, a few wooden tables to sit at and tons of drinks, chips and candy. Pair that with their menu and you have a day trip on your hands. Soups, sandwiches, pastries and more will have your mouth watering. This one is my personal favorite.
4. Newtown General Store
43 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470
If you have an uncontrollable sweet tooth look no further. This shop has the candy of your childhood loaded up in to glass jars. Grab a few pieces or a few handfuls for dessert after enjoying their deli options. Home of the famous "Flagpole Sandwich," you won't believe the low low prices.
5. Salisbury General Store and Pharmacy
20 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
What's more nostalgic of a general store than an attached pharmacy? With 75 years of service under its belt, this shop has a bit of everything. It embraces its past as a one stop destination, offering toys, sweets, office supplies, books and more. Just about everything you need is here, including a wonderful staff. Check this place out immediately.
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