NORTH COHOCTON — An old country store in the corner of the North Cohocton community has reinvented itself over the past three years.
Olde Country Store and More celebrated its 3rd Anniversary on July 7 with friends and community members.
Jeff Wells, Olde Country Store and More owner said that it feels great to know the store is still doing so well.
“There were a lot of people who thought we weren’t going to make it, but we proved them all wrong,” he said. “It feels great that the store is doing so well, especially with the Green Heart of the Finger Lakes.”
We Wear History has come to a lot of the events at the Olde Country Store. Wells added it really fits with the theme of the 1873 building.
There is an all around German theme to the old fashioned candy store, but in recent times the store has reinvented its theme to be Green Heart of the Finger Lakes.
However, the German Corner in the back of the store is still a favorite amongst the German heritage in the community.
“We put the German Flag up this year,” Wells said. “We are adding a more German flare to the anniversary. We are getting more German foods in the German Corner. We will take part in the Oktoberfest in Fairport soon.”
Next year the Wells Family plans on celebrating the Fourth Anniversary alongside the 170 Year Anniversary of the building itself.
Amy Stewart, Heaven Sent Cheese owner, said the cheese is all made from their jersey cows.
“We have been making cheese for three years with our own jersey cows,” she said. “The jersey cows produce a creamier cheese. We have all different flavors.”
Stewart enjoys being part of the Olde Country Store celebration since it was a place she cherished as a child.
“We would come up here and get ice cream along with my little bag of candy,” she said. “It is so nice to have it back in the community.”
Laurie Fitzgerald of Arbor Hill Winery is a summer employee of the famous winery and restaurant.
“We really appreciate Olde Country Store carrying and selling our products,” she said. “Arbor Hill has always been at these events. They like to create relationships with small town businesses in the area.”
The Moss Family brought out the little race car that Cameron Moss has successfully held 14 races in so far this year.
“We have been racing our whole lives,” Frank Moss, Cameron’s dad said. “My father started it when I was a kid. I don’t race myself, but I have worked on race cars most of my life. My son decided that he wanted to race over the last year.”
Olde Country Store and More was the first one to sponsor the Moss Race Car.
“We have a really good relationship with the Olde Country Store,” Moss said. “We try to be here every year. They are really great and helped us get started.”
Moss added that a lot of the children were taking photos with the race car at the event.
“We are going to keep this going,” he said. “It is a lot of fun for the kids. They all come to these racing events as a family. Cameron really gets involved in the races, and likes meeting other kids.”
The Olde Country Store and More is located at 2 University Avenue. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Monday.