Building on a history stretching back more than 150 years, the Adirondack General Store flourishes in the twenty-first century by offering the best of the old and the new. Maureen and Robert Diaz, who made a bold move from Queens to the remote hamlet of Adirondack to buy and run the place, are the hard-working proprietors. They sell everything from fishing poles to corn flakes, microbrew for grown-ups to retro candy for the kids, and even serve home-cooked meals. It’s the kind of place you pop in to grab a jar of pickles and wind up spending half a day, browsing the aisles, talking by the woodstove, catching up with neighbors, meeting travelers, and reveling in the fine food and the old-time hardwood atmosphere.

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