A new train themed general store opened last week on the Southside of Chattanooga. Boxcar General Store is owned by Danielle and Eric Landrum who also own Locals Only Gifts and Goods, a gift shop located on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore.
The new venture is a general store featuring nostalgic candy, southern goods and classic toys. It is located across the street from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo at 1421 Market St.
The store has an array of toys like the 1980's style Strawberry Shortcake dolls, sock monkeys, jacks, the old style metal Tonka trucks as well as plenty of trains. There are bushel baskets and red wagons filled with wrapped candy that is sold by the pound as well as other confectionaries like oversized lollipops and candy necklaces. Adults can find plenty of items as well including candles, soaps, southern style gourmet and specialty foods, home goods and apparel.
"We thought this would be a fun concept that would fit in perfectly on the Southside," said Ms. Landrum, managing partner of Boxcar General Store. "We always enjoy visiting general stores like this when we visit other cities, and we knew this concept would do well in Chattanooga. We have been blown away by the response and enthusiasm from the community so far, and we're so excited for everyone to come visit."
Boxcar General Store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-6 p.m. For more information call 497-5088. Curbside pickup, delivery and shipping is available.