General Store

A general store, general merchandise store, general dealer or village shop is a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It carries a broad selection of merchandise, sometimes in a small space, where people from the town and surrounding rural areas come to purchase all their general goods. The store carries routine stock and obtains special orders from warehouses. It differs from a convenience store or corner shop in that it will be the main shop for the community rather than a convenient supplement.

Bodeguita comes from the Spanish language as a diminutive of bodega which means "small store" or "small warehouse". Traditionally, Bodeguita existed selling general merchandise, then they were replaced slowly by the chain store, the same way large US chains have practically eliminated the "mom and pop" store.

General stores often sell staple food items such as milk and bread, and various household goods such as hardware and electrical supplies. The concept of the general store is very old, and although some still exist, there are far fewer than there once were, due to urbanization, urban sprawl, and the relatively recent phenomenon of big-box stores. The term "general merchandise store" is also used to describe a hybrid of a department store, with a wide selection of goods, and a discount store, with low prices. Examples include J. C. Penney and Sears.

Other articles related to "general stores, general store, store, general":

Story, Indiana
... In its heyday (1880–1929) the village supported two general stores, a nondenominational church, a one-room schoolhouse, a grain mill, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, a blacksmith’s forge and a post office ... Story’s General Store limped along until the Nixon Administration, dispensing Moon Pies, Nehi sodas and leaded gasoline ... Benjamin (one name) and his wife Cynthia Schultz purchased the General Store building in 1978 ...
Stony Point, Virginia
... A general store is the sole public service ... A general store has long operated at the intersection of Stony Point Road (Route 20) and Turkey Sag Road (Route 640), one of the two roads leading east over the Southwest Mountains from Stony Point ... Grand Junction" is the name of the store currently located there prior incarnations, in the latter half of the twentieth century, were "Bobby's" and "Bell's Store ...
General Store - By Country - United States - Examples
... Barker General Store Felt Cobblestone General Store Gray's General Store Harkin's General Store Hussey's General Store Jorgensen's General Store Lost River General Store Manion's General Store Mast General ...
Mast General Store
... The Mast General Store, located in Historic Valle Crucis, is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best remaining examples of an old ... It remains true to the old-time general store from the 19th century by offering items that its neighbors might need, as well as products of interest to travelers and other visitors ... nine locations, including the Original Store and Annex, both located in Valle Crucis, North Carolina ...
Maguire, Ontario - History
... In 1884, Todd opened a general store on the south-east corner, also during this period, John Ryan operated a blacksmith business nearby ... Todd operated the store until 1912, when the business was sold to John Strange, father of Cy Strange, who in addition to running the general store, established a sawmill on the ... The general store itself ceased operation in 1920, when the building was converted into a mill and the structure was finally demolished in 1944 ...

Famous quotes containing the words store and/or general:

    I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
    Shirley Temple Black (b. 1928)

    They make a great ado nowadays about hard times; but I think that ... this general failure, both private and public, is rather occasion for rejoicing, as reminding us whom we have at the helm,—that justice is always done. If our merchants did not most of them fail, and the banks too, my faith in the old laws of the world would be staggered.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)