By Kevin Williams
This is a neat “bent and dent” Amish-owned store on the southern edge of the Arthur, Illinois Amish settlement. I wish I had spent more time there. “There” is Prairie View Discount, at 1722 E Co Rd 1900 N. I felt a little conspicuous, dressed in a jacket and tie (I was on my way from someplace else) and camera. Although I happened to get there at the same time as some very chatty, very demanding customers, so the Amish people in charge of the store were occupied with them and not me.
The story is very no-frills inside. There are boxes and boxes of surplus items, coolers with surplus perishables and frozen goods. In fact, the whole store is quite cold. If you wanted, though, to find some great deals, you can probably find them here.