"Your local five-star gas station."
The Saxapahaw General Store, as it now exists, is a restaurant and general store. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pick up provisions and farm-fresh, organic produce at the grocery.
The store began in June 2008 when Jeff Barney, butcher and self-taught chef, and Cameron Ratliff, teacher and self-taught biscuit maker, worked with former owner and mill town visionary Mac Jordan to begin a new life for the convenience store and gas station that had served the community for several years.
They imagined a spot where a village could gather for food, drink and provisions, run by folks whose varied backgrounds have each taught them they can influence their world by collaborating with their neighbors.
They hoped to serve the residents of Saxapahaw with a range of products that could allow everyone to feel welcome.
They wanted to be stewards of local foods, good wine and beer, nutritious snacks, and eco-conscious dry goods, and they hoped to participate in a new kind of local economy that would strengthen fellow small businesses, promote conscious farming, and become part of a network of small communities finding a better way to live and to do business together.