Old Beazley's Store, Spotsylvania County, VA.

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Gamebred, on October 15, 2010, said:

My father Arthur Beazley Jr. owned this store.It was officially listed as Arcadia Service but it was better known locally as "Old Beazley's store".

My grandparents acquired the building around 1932.In 1951 the house I live in was built and they moved here and closed off the second floor.It was only used for storage after that.

The bottom floor was a general store.A true representation of the old time "Mom and Pop/country store". A good portion of the items he sold were bought from Food Lion on special and he sold them for regular price.

One of the most commonly heard things about the store was that it had the coldest beer in the area.There was always a small rush of people around quitting time lol. Another notable part of the store was that it was the only place around that you could open a line of credit.All the records were kept in a wood covered,handwritten log book(That's right,no computers in this store lol).

My father died in November of 2003.The store sat unused other than storage for some of my stuff for a few years.The store was just recently auctioned off in August 2010.The new owner is in the process of renovating/restoring the building with the intentions of putting some sort of small business there. If anyone would like more info feel free to email me at xxgamebredxx@gmail.com

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Comments (6)

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on July 24, 2012

How did R.W. Dawson make the prices "seem bad?" How did he make the picture stretch out so nice and wide? How did he induce Arthur Beazley III to put down the coldest beer in town and write an essay? Very good photograph and a stimulating yarn. Why was it auctioned?

r.w. dawson on July 24, 2012

I had written what the locals had told me about the store and Mr. Beazley was kind enough to respond when he saw my original posting of this photo. It's stretched out because this is the stitching together of two photos. Why was it auctioned? I don't know. However Mr. Beazley invites emails if you have questions.

Douglas W. Reynolds,… on July 25, 2012

Of course what the locals told you about the store might have been interesting as well, unless they were having you on . . . .

Ivan Logvinov on July 26, 2012

Nice view!
Best wishes from Russia!

r.w. dawson on July 27, 2012

Ivan, thank you for your support!

Cigoto on February 10, 2013

Thanks! Nice to meet you

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  • Uploaded on July 23, 2012
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    by r.w. dawson
    • Camera: SAMSUNG ES80/SAMSUNG ES81
    • Taken on 2012/04/14 06:29:15