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General Mercantile | Downtown shop’s coffee, old-fashioned feel, unique gifts draw devoted customer base

It’s 10 a.m. on Thursday, and just about every seat is full at the General Mercantile’s counter bar.

This is the second wave of regular customers at this unusual business on Last Chance Gulch — it’s part coffee house, part gift shop, part meeting place and completely unique.

Read more in the Independent Record.