It all started...
when Stowe resident Cristina Mink and her husband, Graham, fell in love with the historic Lackey Building. Cristina had always dreamed of owning her own warm, welcoming, and cheerful store filled with unique gifts from artisans near and far. After a conscious and respectful restoration of the old general store, the doors to The Country Store on Main opened on June 10, 2016.
...and it will continue!
"People ask me a lot where I came up with the name The Country Store on Main. A couple days after we closed on the building, I was having lunch at a cafe down that's right here on Main Street, and saw a photograph underneath shellac on the counter top. If you look closely, it says "Country Store - Stowe, VT About 1860". How cool!! It's like someone was telling me this is what the name should be....again! I added a bit of a modern feel with the "on Main" part, but I just felt like "The Country Store on Main" belonged from the first time I said it under my breath. Sure, we're not truly a country store like other country stores in Vermont. But at most country stores you can get just about anything. And at CSOM, you're be able to get just about anything, for anyone in your family! Newborn babies to 102-year old-grandparents, we have something for them."
- Cristina Mink & Family - Graham, Gunnar, Livia and Bauer