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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Big Red Store

For the most part, when references to a country store are made, one thinks of a rather small place such as Buzzy's Country Store.  However, somewhere in my internet travels I landed upon The Big Red Store that at one time called itself "the world's largest country store."

5 July 2019 (From Big Red Store FB Photo Page)

Located in Appleton, Tennessee, The Big Red Store of today is not as big as it once was.  Note how the roof was rebuilt (photo below.) 

Today the Store is more of a museum and is open only a couple times a year.  To view their Facebook page click here.   I also found this 2010 video (below) filmed when the Store was still open for business.   

Like I always tell folks who wander into Buzzy's and comment on the fact that it is still around and still open "Enjoy it while you can.  They aren't making any more of us."

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