Hester General Store now open in Easley, SC

The Dacusville shop, at 1735 Hester Store Rd., is open Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Exterior of Hester General Store in Easley SC

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Hester General Store (1735 Hester Store Rd., Easley) is officially open for business as of Friday, Dec. 16.

The historic general store —which dates back to 1893 — is a “comforting place where people can come and rethink what tradition looks like” says owner Katie Chaney.

Here’s what you’ll find at the Dacusville staple:

Inside and out

Designed by local designer Everett King, the space — featuring much of the original general store — is popping with bold color, from the exterior red door to the red espresso machine.

Art by local artists — including wall paper by Dorothy Shain and Theresa Roche — fills every corner, inside and out. You’ll also find a new mural by Sunny Mullarkey that you can admire from the outdoor patio.

Pro tip: Don’t miss you chance for a selfie in this brightly colored bathroom, sweetie.

Upstairs is the HGS kitchen + classroom space. The store plans to offer classes on pie making basics (think: how to make pie dough) for 8-12 people and children.

At the counter

Looking for a sweet treat? You’re in the right place. You’ll find a variety of seasonal pies, cakes, pastries, and more atop cake stands on the counter.

Coffee drinks will be made with a custom espresso blend created by Hester General Store and Methodical Coffee: Abuela’s Blend. The blend is a 100% Colombian blend, and honors the store’s Head of Culinary Operations, Claudia, her grandmothers, and owner Katie Chaney’s grandmother.

On the shelves + store floor

Opposite the counter you’ll find a variety of perishable and non-perishable goods like produce, milk, beef, and pork — all sourced locally out of the Upstate and the Southeast. Brands include Naked Pasta, Spicewalla, and Lowcountry Kettle Chips.

While we patiently await Katie’s iconic jumpsuits to be stocked, don’t miss the HGS merch including sweatshirts, mugs, and bandanas.

Picking up a pie for an occasion? Put a card with it. Greenville’s Ink Meets Paper has a wall full of cards for every celebration, from births to birthdays to just because.

Hester General Store is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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