In my time living in Missouri and learning more about the state, it seems to have a lot of General Stores.  I Googled what a 'General Store' was defined as.  A general merchant store is a rural or small-town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It carries a broad selection of merchandise, sometimes in a small space, where people from the town and surrounding rural areas come to purchase all their general goods.  You might not expect to find one in Columbia Missouri with a population of over 120,000 people.  But that is where you will find Pierpont General Store.

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If you need to stock up on items, or enjoy some good food, as well as some outdoor seating and live music, this place will give you a little bit of everything. It may have an old-school feel to it, but it is worth seeking out.

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This place has been open since the 1960's.  They are now opened year round, as they have set up a heated enclosed area. Lunch, brunch, and dinner is available.  As for the sandwiches and food options, if you know anyone who is vegetarian or vegan, you can find options there as well.

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You can click HERE to check out the menu in more detail, and yes, there is alcohol available.   If you like Shakespeare's Pizza which is a Columbia staple, there are frozen pizzas that you can get there prepared to enjoy with a beer.

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As it is also a General Store, you can stock up on essentials if you are making a day trip.  Souvenirs are available too.  I mentioned the live music, you can click HERE for upcoming events.

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Here is where they are located.  Pierpont General Store, 7650 MO-163, Columbia, MO 65203, USA.  You can contact them by phone at 573-442-2701 if you want to make reservations or get more info.

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To learn a little more about their history, you can click HERE.  If you ever go into Columbia for an event, shopping, catch a show, or to visit friends, check this place out.

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