A Trip To The Oldest Grocery Store In North Carolina Is Like Stepping Back In Time

Roots are important. Where we came from has a way of steering where we’re headed. North Carolina has more than a few historic landmarks to be proud of, and the oldest grocery store in the state is certainly one of them.

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Thompson’s Store is located at 24 E Main St., Saluda, NC 28773. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (according to their website). It’s open on Sundays from May to October from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Find out more on the official website for Thompson’s Store.

Are roots important to you? What other businesses do you know of in the Tar Heel State that are vital to our history? Feel free to continue the discussion!