This Delightful General Store In North Carolina Will Have You Longing For The Past
They say that there’s nothing like the “good old days,” and they might just be right. Long before the days of shopping malls, general stores offered up just about everything you could imagine – from penny nails, to fabric, to colorful candies displayed in big jars. This cute little general store will make you feel nostalgic for a simpler time.
Rockford General Store has been open since 1890.
It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Walk through the door, and you'll immediately be transported to the past.
This adorable store is stuffed to the rafters with everything from antiques to candy.
Whether you're looking for something to add to your collection, or a gift for someone else, you'll definitely find something you like in the selection of antiques.
Rockford General Store is a wonderful blend of old-fashioned and modern.
Order up some country ham, dried beans or hoop cheese.
You'll feel like a kid again in the candy section, where the brightly-colored sugar confections are displayed in big glass jars.
The store has more than 250 kinds of candy, including fresh fudge.
The old scale is still used to measure out your treats.
The wide-plank floors and wooden shelves make you feel as though you're shopping in the 1920s.
Everything about this little store will charm you.
We bet you won't be able to leave without finding at least one item to take home.
Rockford General Store offers tons of items for your home - everything from handmade rugs to jar candles.
In addition to all the sundry items, this store will feed you!
The burgers here are legendary.
Enjoy a bowl of soup and a roll on a chilly day.
The pulled pork sandwich is tasty, too.
Grab an ice-cold, glass bottled soda to go with your meal.
Rockford General Store has modern brands of soda, along with some more nostalgic flavors, such as Grape Nehi.
Just wait until you see the baked goods! They fill the store with delicious smells that will have your mouth watering.
The cinnamon rolls are soft and delicious, spread with plenty of gooey, cream cheese frosting.
The fresh-baked banana bread is to die for.
Try some peach cobbler.
Grab a rocking chair or cozy up on the bench, and hang out on the porch for a spell. This little store is the lifeblood of town - if something good is happening, you'll hear about it right here on the porch.
Rockford General Store is located at 174 Rockford Road in Dobson.
The store is open on Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00; Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 to 5:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Have you visited Rockford General Store? What did you buy?
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