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Food & Drink: The General Store, Restored

Written by Melissa Pasanen on . Posted in Taste of the Landscape

Photos Carol Kaplan; Photo with Paul McCartney courtesy of J.J. Hapgood.

Photos by Carol Kaplan; Photo with Paul McCartney courtesy of J.J. Hapgood.

More than a place to pick up a loaf of bread or gallon of milk, Vermont general stores are what anchor Vermont’s small communities. And like everything, they change to keep up with the times. Here are a few that have made notable upgrades:

J.J. Hapgood General Store
As a child, Juliette Britton remembers buying penny candy or dipping into the pickle barrel at J.J. Hapgood General Store in Peru. From 1827 until it closed in 2008, “it was the heart of town,” explains Juliette. The store’s closure was “a void everybody felt,” she says — one she and her husband, Tim, decided to fill. After community input and extensive renovations, they reopened in 2013 with penny candy, a pickle barrel

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