Wikipedia says…A general store is a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It carries a broad selection of merchandise sometimes in a small space where people from the town and surrounding rural areas come to purchase all their general goods.
Well if that’s the case…people should make the Cold Spring General Store a destination visit from wherever they are in the Hudson Valley because this store is filled with a feast for the eyes and your tummy! Foodies this shop is a must visit!
Craig and Deanna Muraszewski opened the Cold Spring General Store March 2014. I recently found this shop on my return to the area. The shop has been carefully curated by Craig and Deanna for a modern day general store!
This shop has an energy you can feel when you first set eyes on it from outside. There’s something inviting about it! Once inside…everything catches your eye! Maybe that’s because Craig was Director of Operations at Foragers an Organic Food company in NYC prior to opening the Cold Spring General Store with his wife. He had become tired of the commute and the couple decided to pursue their dream and open the shop in the town they lived in. It’s a good thing they did!
The store is filled with handmade NY state goods and local provisions. They carry diversified items from maple syrup to handmade hats by a local artist in Garrison. Craig says one of his favorite items in the shop is BJORN QORN which is sun popped popcorn made here in the Hudson Valley.
The shop is part grocery store, part home store, part gift shop. It stocks local produce, cheese meats and beverages. There are candles, carrying bags, barware and a nice modern book section with books about what people are doing;Raising children, forging berries and wild flowers, vegan and gluten-free lifestyles.
Upon entering the shop the catchy bar area draws one’s attention not only to the gift items but bottles of Cocktail Crate Lavender Bloom, Ginger Bee and Spiced Old Fashioned that are dedicated to make drinks more exciting!
We encourage you to visit the shop. It would be great to visit on a Sunday drive or any other day and we’re sure you would find something special for your home or holiday gift giving. Plus you can check out the other shops and restaurants in Cold Spring! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter on their website.
Photos By Melissa Tyler
61 Main Street Cold Spring 10516
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