Comments for: Guns, gowns and beer: New England general stores evolve in eclectic ways

Posted Sept. 18, 2011, at 2:35 p.m.

WEST DANVILLE, Vt. — At Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine, offbeat merchandise is a specialty. The sign out front says so, in no uncertain terms: “Guns, Wedding Gowns, Cold Beer.” At the Mansfield (Conn.) General Store, it’s not just basic groceries, takeout sandwiches and antiques. They have live music …

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