Patrons await the official opening of the Katama General Store
Crowds gathered outside Katama General Store to await reopening. Mark Alan Lovewell
  • Patrons await the official opening of the Katama General Store
  • Almost ready for opening.
  • Shelves are stocked
  • Staff pep talk before opening
  • Ready?
  • Doors are opened
  • Open
  • Customers arrive
  • A year ago.
  • Demolition in November 2016
  • Katama General Store now.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Katama General Store re-opened for business slightly after noon on Thursday, welcoming a rush of eager shoppers searching for the perfect picnic food or just stopping by to check out the results of an eight-month remodel.

Over the offseason owners Jackie and Doug Korell demolished the old 1958 building to make way for a two story, 3,000-square-foot barn-style building and a reconfigured parking lot.

In a nod to the little red building it used to be, the wide swinging doors of the new Katama General Store are painted a vivid red. The space has been opened up and a wrap-around porch and crushed-shell seating area have been added to the front.

Comments (2)

deshandra brown, Edg
July 27, 2017 - 5:53pm
Bruce B, Long Island
Nice makeover, Sometimes you have to let go of the old. Very tastefully done, both interior and exterior.
July 28, 2017 - 11:58am


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