A general store served a very important purpose in the community. The little country store was a place where the residents shopped for everything they needed along with items of luxury.
Today's large department stores carry nearly all the necessities. Something similar, but on a much smaller scale existed in the form of general stores.
The name 'general store' defines what one would find there. Looking for freshly ground coffee or fancy chocolates or Christmas ornaments? General Store has it all!!
Imagine ringing the bell and walking in to the store to find all kinds of fancy jars filled with a variety of products. It was like a treasure trove where one could find bolts of cloth, ribbons, along with soap, perfumes, jars of pickles, and all sorts of treasures.
Tantramar Heritage Trust