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A.L. Avery & Son General Store

Main Street, Charlemont, MA 01339
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Charlemont
Type: Shops
Description: A traditional New England General Store dating back to 1861 which sells everything from food to hardware to greeting cards.
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English first
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Rowe, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Love Avery's store and it's true, "if Avery's doesn't have it you don't need it". Contrary to a previous posting, the store is still open and is a vital part of the community. In fact, I am just getting ready to go there now to buy a few groceries before the big storm! Don't miss this great treasure where you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

We always looked forward to this part of our trip. It's a great general store. We started a collection of farm animals, buying one at each visit ,to remember our trips.

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Eagle Point, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Large stores should take notes on the efficiency and use of every sq" of usable space. I was visiting Charlemont, Massachusetts for two weeks and found that had nearly everything I needed including Tri-tip steak. I even put in an order for real Maple Syrup from a family member's nearby farm. The bad news is that they closed their store... More

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

Avery's is the real thing - a true general store with staff who know their stuff and are easy to deal with. The standouts are the meat counter where you can get the best steak around, the hardware section, and the work boots.

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Greenfield, MA
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

A true general store. They have everything you need for a life in the country. Definitely worth a stop if you are driving the Mohawk Trail. I like the clothing selection. Not a destination, but a stop along the way. NOT a cutesy touristy destination; a sensible place to get groceries, hardware, clothing, other supplies.

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New england
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

The locals claim that "if Avery's doesn't have it, you don't need it." The thing is, every square inch is covered with items you might not have even known existed, and certainly wouldn't have guessed their use. Even the ceiling is filled with items suspended with all manner of goods. Hardware is their stock in trade; don't miss the back... More

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