general store

noun

Definition of general store 

: a retail store located usually in a small or rural community that carries a wide variety of goods including groceries but is not divided into departments

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Paul DeSantis has run a general store just outside the park for 30 years. Marc Vartabedian, WSJ, "Wildfire Drives Tourists From Yosemite, Takes Local Economy With It," 27 July 2018 Each restaurant features an old cash register from his wife's side of the family, who owned general stores in the area. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alumni Club in Menomonee Falls nears completion," 19 June 2018 In what was an old general store next to the Dairy, Malkemus and Yurgatis envisioned creating a wine and cheese bar inspired by the Italian region of Puglia to showcase Benham’s handiwork. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Two Manolo Blahnik Executives Became Award-Winning Dairy Farmers," 26 June 2017 One of designer Sasha Bikoff’s favorites, this six-day-a-week antique mall and general store is located near Lancaster, PA, about one hour and fifteen minutes outside of Philly. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, House Beautiful, "5 Flea Markets to Hit Around Philly for the Coolest Furniture," 21 Aug. 2018 Well, the grocery stores got the mom- and-pop small grocery stores out of business, there used to be general, like the general store in town. Fox News, "Rick Harrison opens up about his journey to 'Pawn Stars'," 6 Aug. 2018 In addition to restaurants, the Millcroft Inn has been used as a private residence, a general store, doctors’ offices and a tearoom. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Millcroft Inn dodges the wrecking ball," 14 June 2018 Nearby is the 1890 general store and post office, which was moved to this location from its original waterfront site. Bonnie Gross, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Manatee County: Tiny Cortez on Florida's Gulf Coast is big on seafood," 6 May 2018 The group was also able to purchase a sizable amount of real estate in the tiny town, including its general store. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "Everything to Know About the ‘Cult’ That Took Over a Tiny Oregon Town, Featured in Netflix’s Wild Wild Country," 6 Apr. 2018

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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general store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of general store

: a store usually in a small town that sells many different things including groceries

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