Its opening as a general store in 1888 is reflected in the old-timey merchandise, including: candy, fried apple pies, glass bottle sodas, local produce & ciders, antiques, local art, overalls, hardware and “good old fashioned” Stokes County hospitality.
It’s all here, waiting for you to take a trip down memory lane, where old times are never forgotten. Priddy’s is where you can forget the mad rush; where time stands still. Where you can slowly peruse the things of the past, letting your mouth water at the sight of homemade jams, jellies, baked goods, old fashioned candies.
Priddy’s General Store has been an important part of the Danbury community for as long as most local old timers can remember. In 1888 the building was built by the Hartman Family, and in 1929 N.D. and Lula Priddy purchased the building and opened “N.D. Priddy Grocery”. Their son J. Elwood and his wife Pat took over the store in 1960. Since 1999 (after Elwood Priddy’s death) Jane Priddy Charleville manages the store for her mother Pat. Jane is the 3rd generation Priddy to operate the store, with help of her mom and family, continuing the old traditions and maintaining the rustic atmosphere.
Priddy’s offers LIVE Bluegrass music several times throughout the year: Saturday afternoons in October, Friday nights in February, and on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.