The General Store is a casual marketplace stirring that unmistakable vacation-day feeling. After all, adventures often begin with a full tank of gas and a snack for the road. A full-service filling station with retro pumps makes for a nostalgic introduction to the store's other specialties.
Browsing for a smile? Unique jewelry styles, children's toys and decorative conversation pieces cover the General Store's shelves and dangle from its eaves. To tailor a gift to a friend or a theme, hand-pick a combination of items for a gift basket, wrapped with all the fixings by General Store attendants. Wire baskets wedged with classic goodies and gourmet pantry items complete the nostalgic shopping revival. Look for Walker's Bluff's signature products, like savory spreads, sweet preserves and even local eggs.
With a made-to-order deli and in-house bakery, the General Store's casual eats always hit the spot. Cinnamon rolls on a Saturday morning. A hot roast beef sandwich for lunch. Wine with a sunset. Boar's Head meats and cheeses and home-made breads bring build-your-own sandwiches up to par. Pastries and cakes can be enjoyed by the slice or in full pre-orders. Grab an old cold favorite or craft beverage from the back wall of coolers and pick your place on the porch. In the winter, sidle up to the fireplace and its string of cafe tables.
In 2009, A legendary storm bent the better part of southern Illinois. Sheets of wind devastated the 56-year home of Nettie Jenkins, who suggested Walker's Bluff rehab her land for a proper “front door” to the growing complex. Walker's Bluff agreed, and the General Store extends a neighborly welcome in Jenkin's stead.
Tuesday - Sunday: 9am-6pm