Spring Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 | Sun 11-3
Do you sell things online?
Yes, we have items online right now that are brand new and exclusive to our store. We are developing some more custom one-of-a-kind items that we plan to roll out in the future. If you want to hear about them sign up for our mailing list!
Can I buy things I see on social media?
Yes, absolutely. We are happy to take your credit card information over the phone by calling 218-547-0686 during business hours. Then we will carefully pack and ship your item to you. To shop this way, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, we don't tweet though.
Can I eat and drink in your store?
No, we would rather that you enjoy your treats outside. We are in an old creaky building and we don't want you to trip and spill your coffee over a rack of sweatshirts. We offer some pretty nice benches out front with a great view of people-watching to finish your ice cream cone before coming in.
Why is shipping so expensive?
Shipping prices have skyrocketed. This increase has been caused by the global shortage of shipping containers as consumer demand has started to pick up once again. That is why we have discontinued our free shipping with $100 or more purchase and have also been forced to raise our shipping prices. Hang in there, we are just as frustrated as you!
Payment and Shipping
We take credit cards or cash in our store. We do charge customers a fee to use a credit card, and that is indicated at check out in case you want to use cash instead. If you purchase online, we use secure payments through PayPal. You can use your account, or just use a credit card through PayPal without an account. Shipping costs vary by product, are indicated in our online store.
Returns & Refunds
Some items we are happy to take back, if they break, or if they don't fit right. But don't bring something back that you have already eaten or drank part of, already washed and dried it, wore it while you cleaned fish, or ate a chocolate ice cream cone. We want our customers to be happy, but will use our discretion on accepting returns on certain items.
We don't ever share our customers information whether it be their name, phone number, email address, or how they looked in that sweatshirt they bought. We also do not store any credit card information. If you sign up for our mailing list, we will only send you interesting things.
Are you affiliated with Lundrigans Clothing?
Yes, both Lundrigans and General Store are owned by the same person. Her name is Nancy Freeman and she's a superstar. She's usually working at one or the other store, so keep your eyes out, she's the one wearing a black t-shirt, jeans and cowboy boots.
Who's on the billboard?
If you are traveling north on Highway 10, just south of Little Falls, you may spot our new billboard! Our message is simple: we are an old-fashioned store the whole family can enjoy! We love using vintage photos to convey that feeling of nostalgia and family. And where better to turn than our own family!
You may recall our Walker billboard with the two little girls in the galvanized tub, which is now featured on the side of our building along with a young girl and her bicycle. Those photos along with this one are all photos of the five Jones sisters: Tricia, Eileen, Kathy, Cynthia & Susan. The connection with us is Susan's daughter, Melanie, who has been doing our marketing for over 10 years.
The two little girls in the galvanized tub are Susan and Cynthia. The young girl with the bicycle is Tricia and these two sweethearts hanging clothes on the line are Eileen and Kathy. When asked about their memories of this photo, taken in Wadena, Iowa, here was what they said:
Kathy (on the right): "Mom and Dad had a little clothesline for us by the 'big' clothesline in front of the hog house. Eileen's clothes are so straight and nice, and Eileen said she was proud of that. Mine - not so much!"
Eileen (on the left): "I remember that photo being taken. I loved hanging up clothes, still do. Mom told us how to hang them with clothespins on the corners. After they hung the clothesline for me, Kathy wanted to help but was just too little for the clothesline and was unhappy, so they hung a short one for her. That made her happy and I was too because I thought it was kind of them and she felt 'grown up'. We were both proud and I loved that little clothesline. It's one of my favorite pictures!"