Today was a day of beauty and reflection how lucky Athens Alabama still has a little of Mayberry through one of our historical Mercantile or you might call it hardware store. For those of you who have no idea of why I compared our UG White Mercantile to Mayberry RFD you can YouTube or Rumble (Preferred) to get a little history. My wife and I decided to have lunch on the court house square as there is nothing like eating outside on a fall day with a gentle breeze. After our meal I decided to roam to the corner of North Jefferson Street and Washington Street as I felt the desired to just browse It is as I moved back in time. The aurora in the store was filled with joy and purpose. I walked around and felt like I was a child again!
If you can imagine it; you can more than likely find it. First I noticed an old Coke A Cola cooler. One where the top opens and you pull out your drink and pay at the counter. I did not see RC Cola or Moon Pie though. I think these two items would help make the classic atmosphere complete.
Yes there is checkers, rockers and someone had been willowing on a piece of wood before I got there. I was interest for more history on this magnificent place. Wow! One of the best display of knives I’ve seen.
The store has passed generations from family to the current owners. The customer service is great and serving Athens Alabama since 1917.
I went to UGWhite.com website to get a little history James Monroe “BUD” was one of twelve children. Ulysses Grant White created the Business that has influenced Athens Alabama as a cotton and rail road hub. A farming accident cost Ulysses his arm that was when he started
The hardware company in 1917. One of the joys of being a real estate broker and writer is having the ability to meet and visit local people and business in our Athens Alabama Community.
Grab the wife, kids, or husband, girlfriend drive or walk down to the square and see for yourself the great merchants who serve our community.
Shop local when you can, small businesses. It might be a small bit more expensive at times but the service and know you are helping your community
Is worth it.
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