Sunday, January 03, 2010

Middlebrook General Store for sale

Middlebrook General Store ... Shenandoah Valley
New Year's Day 2010
Photo taken from Dr. Marsh's medical office across road.

What is it about old country stores that is so comforting? Is it the worn wooden floors? The crackling fire in the potbelly stove on a cold winter day? The friendly greeting when walking in the door?

A country store is a little like the heart of a village ... and Middlebrook General Store fits that description. A meeting place ... a place to hear local news ... a gathering place for musicians on Friday nights ... and a place to pick up light groceries or a soft drink or bowl of hot soup or Virginia-made goodies ... the atmosphere was always heart-warming and welcoming.

Located in western Virginia, Augusta County's Middlebrook General Store, lovingly restored and brought back to life by Tom and Poppet Nelson, has lost its proprietors who have moved to Yorktown. The store is now for sale, waiting for someone new to love it and bring it back for those who live in the community and those passing through to enjoy once again.

Listed by James Wm. Moore Real Estate Company, it is offered for $175,000. It needs new owners ... and the community needs its general store again.

Previous posts:
- Middlebrook General Store owners say goodbye
- Christmas at Middlebrook General Store in Shenandoah Valley
- U.S. Navy Commander Tom Nelson (Ret) ... rich Virginia history
- In and about Staunton and Augusta on a cloudy day
- Driving the backroads of Augusta County collecting petitions
- Snowy Augusta County on New Year's Day 2010
- Backroads of Augusta County ... New Year's Day 2010

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