Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gray matter: America's oldest general store closes

Anyone out there want to buy a really old country store in a charming little village? A place we blogged about last year has made the national news recently. Gray's General Store of Adamsville, Rhode Island, who bill themselves as the oldest general store in the country, has closed. They've been around since 1788 and the same family has run the place for seven generations, but the current owners can't keep the place going and are taking offers. It's a bit of a fixer-upper but it's still great, loaded with typical bric-a-brac and it's a shame to see it go. Here's our original post.


roadsidewonders said...

Oh, that's such a shame! Wish I had the cheddar to buy it.

Anonymous said...

We closed for eleven months and reopened as a seasonal store in 2013. This is a labor of love and the seventh generation still owns the store. Stop by and visit Hannah's Collectable's and Please Be Seated. Hannah's sells gifts and collectable and Please Be Seated repairs cane, rush, and splint chairs. Come see us soon.