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Jericho Center Country Store

  • Street: P.O. Box 1039 25 Jericho Center Circle
  • Town: Jericho Center, Vermont 05465
  • Contact: Linda & Jon St. Amour
  • Telephone: 802-899-3313
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Our story so far...

Jericho Center Country Store is one of the oldest stores in Vermont, having turned 200 in 2007. Research indicates we are the longest continually running store in the state!

It was first established as Blackman's Store in 1807 by Pliny Blackman, who travelled to Winooski via boat to obtain his goods from Canadian traders. After a fire damaged the store in the late 1800s, the Jordan Brothers, then the owners, repaired it and added a second story, which is how the store appears today. At the apex of the building is an 8-sided window, the only such one featured on a store in Vermont.

The store is rich with history; shopping inside its doors is a magical experience in itself. There is a working post office, a 100-year-old Kellogg's Corn Flake storefront sign, numerous antiques and photos, an old case of embalming fluid, a hoosier, antique ice chest, pickle barrels, checkerboard, and much more. Over the years there have been commerical and movie shoots here and the store has been featured recently in the Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, Vermont Life, VPR, and the Essex Reporter.

We specialize in made-to-order subs and sandwiches, pizza, soups and salads, and have a full line of grocery products, Vermont gifts, artisan breads, clothing, old fashion candy, maple creemees, Vermont microbrews & Vermont wines, t-shirts, hats, & gifts.

Many people also believe the store has a ghost or two haunting its confines, customers, & employees. But that is a whole 'nother story!

We're a twenty-minute skip from Burlington, located at 25 Jericho Center Circle, in Jericho Center. Off exit 11 (Richmond), take a left onto Route 117 towards Essex, take a quick right onto Governor Peck Highway, then take a left onto Browns Trace Road. You can't miss us.


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After 30 Years, Teago General Store Changes Hands

A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.

 

“It always sounds to me like I’m the antithesis of what a general store owner should be,” Gundersen said, his freckled skin and white hair a testament to his 73 years. “People will say, ‘The guy never talks. He doesn’t smile very much. He’s very reserved.’ ”