50th Anniversary Golden Nugget of the Week: General Store Served Early Residents

By Richard Burke
50th Anniversary History Subcommittee

Directly opposite The Landings Company at what is now the North Gate, The Branigar Organization built its version of an aesthetically attractive General Store. Leased and operated by a local Savannah businessman and called The Cracker Barrel, the store was equipped with gas pumps and well stocked with necessities. The charming building featured Low Country architecture and ladder back rocking chairs on its shady porch. Sadly, it was ultimately destroyed by fire.