Richardsons' Hardware: All your hardware needs...
Full service hardware store with personable and helpful staff. Family-run business with many years of experience. Many useful and practical items are kept in stock.
What to buy: Ask them if they still have pretzel seeds.
What to pay: Some items are a bit marked up but if you spend some time and look around you will find a bargain or three.
Ellis' Family Market: Best bet for your grocery needs
Friendly family grocery store with a small town appeal.
All the items you would expect to find, and then some...
They stock kindling wood during the camping season, sell propane, block and cube ice, beer, and are an agency liqueur store to boot.
Pick up a lottery ticket here for the Mega-bucks or rent the latest video release.
They even make a point of carrying your bags of items to your car for you. (Even if you didn't buy beer.)
What to buy: They carry Strawberry Charleston Chews. Do yourself a favor a buy a case.
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Patten General Store: Fishing supplies here...
This place used to be called "Guiggeys" and before that "Myricks". It was the social hub for many a kid way back when. I recall it all with fondness.The stories I could tell...
Pick up your gasoline here, then go inside and check it out.
Myricks dog coming in for food, Earl singing the "nine" tune, Jimmy breaking out in song, Walters' sunburn, Dell making pigeon coos, Nellie coming into town for supplies, warm pop from the cooler, H-bars, homemade Italians, the deer scale, waiting for the school bus, breaking open newspapers for delivery, Tim working on his bike in the back. Tall tales. Fun.Friendships...
err..Mallowcups..Zagnuts..Clarkbars...Creamsicles...Ice-cream Rockets...penny candy.
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