Yesterday afternoon was a beautiful day to wander through downtown Greer on my way to Acme General Store. Owned by Chris and Denise VandenBerghe, Acme General Store opened in May 2011 and has been a Greer gem ever since. Shara Fordyce welcomes each customer with a friendly greeting and the willingness to share her knowledge about any item in the store. In keeping with the long history of general stores, Acme General Store seems to have a little bit of everything along with a warm atmosphere and skilled staff.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Acme General Store carries everything you need to make your trip into the great outdoors an enjoyable experience. From clothes and shoes to backpacks, sleeping bags and tents, Acme General Store has something you can use. They carry a wide range of survival food, hiking equipment, and items for campsite cooking. Acme General Store is the place to shop if you enjoy disc golf since they have a vast inventory of supplies and are proud sponsors of Greer Disc Golf.
Cigar, wine, and craft beer lovers will be pleased to find that Acme General Store stocks the products you love and, if you’re a foodie, there are many items that will tempt you including homemade fudge. If you’re looking for a gift, select something from their unique jewelry case which includes locally made jewelry. Need a greeting or birthday card, wrapping paper, or batteries? Acme General Store carries those, too.
With multiple old-fashioned style barrels filled with candy and a toy section stocked with Lego products, puzzles, cars, board games, and many other toys, children and the young-at-heart will find something to love at Acme General Store. If you’re in a nostalgic mood, you can pick up a set of jacks, a Slinky, or one of my favorites from childhood, a Wooly Willy. Take your child upstairs and catch their excitement when they see the climbing and activity wall and the Nerf gun arena where they can load air cannons with balls and shoot them across the room.
To get your morning started or refuel during lunch, try The Lunchbox located in Acme General Store. Offering Leopard Forest Coffee and a selection of bagels, sandwiches, homemade ice cream (from Greenwood Ice Cream in Atlanta)and a kid’s menu, The Lunchbox is another great feature of this fantastic store.
The next time you’re in downtown Greer, stop in at Acme General Store. You’ll be glad you did.
Acme General Store is located at 201 Trade Street in Greer.