Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mt Paran Country Store


My daily commute takes by one of the most delightful places in Atlanta: Mt. Paran Country Store.
It is truly a hidden magnolia. Nested among the trees is the Mt. Paran Country Store.



The charming Mt. Paran Country Store is one of the earliest buildings that still exist in Buckhead. It is  located on prime real estate, at the intersection of Mt. Paran and Northside Dr.



In 1906, this was a farmhouse and the owner, Mr. Norman, allowed people picked up their mail from him. But he got tired of them helping themselves to his coffee and food when they came by, so he started selling to them instead, and he made more money than he did farming.



Only traces of the original house remain visible. The farmhouse stone fireplace peaks out from behind storage boxes.



People love the hamburgers, but I love their morning biscuits.


When you get a bacon egg and cheese biscuit, you get bacon – not just a token slice, but enough bacon to really taste it.

I have also heard comments about the deviled eggs. People come in and buy them by the dozen.


And one of the best things about the store is that they sell a favorite of mine – Cheerwine. In the bottle no less.



If you only visit once, try going around Halloween. They have the cutest display of Halloween items and pumpkins galore. 

Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper

I will do another post at Halloween, there is just too much to cover in this one.

While they do occasionally have a tiny problem with parking, I hope this charming store stays in business and the "progressive developers" of this town keep their eyeballs off, unless they want a BBQ sandwich.


3 comments:

  1. I moved into that neighborhood in the early 50's & went in "Norman's Store" every day as a child. Wish I still had the thousands of baseball cards I bought there!

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  2. I moved into that neighborhood in the early 50's & went in "Norman's Store" every day as a child. Wish I still had the thousands of baseball cards I bought there!

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing. It was and still is a wonderful neighborhood store.

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