A Step Back In Time: Parker’s General Store Depot District

By KPass | Local News

Dec 21

When you are looking for those last minute unique holiday gifts, put Parker’s General Store on your list of local places to shop.

After a recent remodel, Parkers/Mitriones is now an old fashioned general store which offers a huge variety of foods and gift items.   You’ll find natural rough wood floors and rows of Vintage candies and toys as well as hand made items by local craftspeople.  Also lining the shelves are imported beers and wine and gift basket ideas all over the store.  The hardware store is also still located in the general store.

And just like the old Woolworths we all visited as children in Richmond, after shopping you can stop and enjoy a treat from the vintage soda fountain.  Ice cream, malts, and shakes can be enjoyed while resting.

Or you can have a full meal from the deli or hot bar as well as a full salad bar.  I personally love the cabbage rolls and bean soup.  My daughter had the cheese lasagna and ate every bite.

Watch the video below to see some of the delectable foods and unique gift items .  And then hop on down to the Depot for a step back in time.  Located across from the old Depot under remodeling, you’ll be glad you picked this place to “Buy Local.”

About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.