Mon-Wed: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thurs-Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
About Wendell General Store
The Wendell General Store was established in April 2014 in order to spark economic development back into the downtown community. How the store came about is very unique. The store was originally a fundraiser for our Chamber of Commerce at Christmas time. The first year the "candy store" was offered on the weekends during the month of December. It was such a huge success that the second year the Lake Myra Light Show moved to downtown. Again, the Chamber set up the candy store as another fundraiser. This particular year it was open every night during the Light Show hours. Due to its success, the community asked for it to stay open year round. I have lived in Wendell for over 20 years, and I have come to love this town like no other. When the opportunity became available to keep the candy store open year round, and do something special for our community, I jumped at it. Wendell General Store was created with the idea to give family, community, and kids a fun, and safe place to go. I feel we have accomplished that and more. Inside the store, there is ice cream, a sitting area for families to hang out, watch tv, color, and play with toys. Parents find this a wonderful place, not just to hang out and have a conversation with a friend; but their child is also in a safe environment. We carry all of the old fashioned candy from astro pops, to candy necklaces, and over 50 choices of candy alike, orange slices to Christmas rock candy. For those feeling nostalgic we carry an array of taffies, candy and bubble gum cigarettes, and an assortment of other throwback favorites. There is a large selection of jams and jellies which are produced from local North Carolina farmers. Real honey from local honey bees and cheeses from Ashe County, NC. Over 20 glass bottled drinks to bring back that old fashioned feel along with vintage style toys and so many gift ideas.
The Wendell General Store also provides the opportunity for local crafters to sell their goods. Items like, pottery, jewelry, lotions, soaps, candles, laundry detergent, bug sprays, signs, kitchen towels, and more.
The Wendell General Store is a place to come for simpler times. We hope to see you soon.