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Address: Main Street, Charlemont, MA 01339
Phone Number: 413-339-4915
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A traditional New England General Store dating back to 1861 which sells...

A traditional New England General Store dating back to 1861 which sells everything from food to hardware to greeting cards.

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The best of Everything

I've lived in the area for 30 years and Avery's has been my go-to store since I've arrived. You can get almost anything there and if they don't have it in stock Dennis can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I've lived in the area for 30 years and Avery's has been my go-to store since I've arrived. You can get almost anything there and if they don't have it in stock Dennis can probably get it for you within a week. They have the best meat, cut on the premises, of any grocery within 30 miles. Obscure hardware, even... More 

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Buckland, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you want an old fashioned shopping experience, stop at Avery's. Snow shovels, sand pails, screws, nails, flyswatters, and steak for dinner. Avery's has it all. It's a delight!

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Thank Ann B
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wow, pretty rare to see a real general store these days, but this is the real McCoy! It has everything on shelves, hanging above you and in every little nook and cranny: hardware, school supplies, paints, canned foods, deli, fresh meats, and just about anything else you could ask for. Neat, clean, organized. With other stores so far away, this... More 

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Thank Lisa P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I spend many summers in Charlemont as a child. This store was our go to place and always smiling face to greet you.

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Thank Diana S
New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

They really do have everything you need (including the kitchen sink), and the service is the best. Plumbing problem? Electric fence? Painting a room? They can help you figure out exactly what you need for pretty much any situation. Their food selection is good, too, with meat they will cut to order, vegetables, and lots of locally sourced goods. The... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Avery's is a trip to a bygone era. It is the classic small town general store that you would expect to find in Mayberry. It's not a kitchy nouveau nuts and granola "shoppe", it is an honest "if you need it, we got it" combination of grocery, hardware, sporting goods, work clothes and home goods stores crammed into a single... More 

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Thank Mad-Jack-189
western ma
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The sevice here is the best. Prices are always close or below market price. It's been a life saver many times when I have needed something and not wanted to drive out of town.

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Thank WatsonDr
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you can't find it a Avery & Son then you don't need it!!! This is an old school general store.. You can buy a great steak some outdoor clothing, hardware, kitchen, camping, and home improvement supplies all in this one store.. If you don't see it make sure you ask.. This is a one of a kind place not... More 

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If they don't have it at Averys you don't need it!! Everything from a great steak to clothing to tools to paint... and so much more.. They have it all!!!

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A hardware store, a butcher, a minimart and a friendly place to hang out. What more do you want in a town of 1000? The meat is extraordinary and almost every imaginable hardware need can be met. Besides, Karin, Dennis and all the employees will go out of their way for you. I should know, I'm in the store twice... More 

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