Ah, a scrappy, small-town grocery store. I love these types of groceries, not the convenience-store bulked up, not a Dollar Store masquerading as a grocery, but an honest-to-goodness independent. So when I saw this market in the tiny town of McArthur, Ohio, I had to check it out (people not on our email list who stumble upon this post: I used to be in the grocery business and while I am not any more I maintain an affinity for the local, hometown grocer!)
McArthur, Ohio is the 1500 population county seat of Vinton County, Ohio. It's a rural, wooded county and if it were not for Campbell's Market, the nearest full-service grocery would probably be a 30 minute drive.
Well, I just did a little online digging and Campbell's open in 2017. Before that, a Super Valu served the town but it closed in 2013, leaving the county will no grocery at all for four long years until Campbell's opened.
Check out this photo tour:
This banana cake looks really good!
So does this pie!
Plenty of bread!
Look at those thick steaks. A hometown, local meat counter is the hallmark of a great local grocery store!
Plenty of everything!