Welcome to our website! For up-to-date information on in-stock products and hours; please go to our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.

Winter Hours and Policies:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 6
Sunday & Monday: Closed

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR WALK-IN TRAFFIC under the following conditions:
1) You must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth
2) A limit of five customers in the store at any time
3) When you arrive, the door will be locked. Please ring the doorbell and we will let you in.

Call (517) 487-6847 or email friends@oldtown-generalstore.com and leave your name and phone number. We’ll call you back, walk you through your order, take payment information, and arrange the pick up. Delivery in the local area is also available for a $10 feel.

Welcome to the
Old Town General Store
We Are Michigan Proud!


The Old Town General Store offers the warmth of a traditional general store with a progressive approach to foods and customer care and an emphasis on organic and sustainable products sourced from Michigan suppliers whenever possible. We love our state and try to support in any way we can. Call us at (517) 487-6847 and we’ll walk you through our product selection  featuring foods and gifts from Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, the Upper Peninsula, and other towns and cities across our great state.

We have quite a variety of Michigan-produced specialty foods including meat, in-season produce, soup mix, pasta, sauces, pasties, cheese, bread, eggs, spices, beans, coffee, and much more. Here’s a video sampling of the kind of food items we try to keep in stock: https://www.facebook.com/oldtowngeneralstore/videos/527163947961868/

We also have a variety of Michigan-made snacks and sweets as well Michigan-themed/made gifts including ornaments, clothing, glassware, and much more. Check out our Facebook page for information on and photos of updated arrivals or just come in and see us! And, if you’d like – we’re happy to put your selections in a custom-made gift basket (see below).


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Michigan Gift Baskets


We have a variety of wonderful gift-baskets to fit any occasion or budget. If you are looking for something unique to give to a special friend or client, an Old Town General Store gift basket full of Michigan products is just the thing. We offer delivery in the Lansing Area for a modest fee and can also arrange shipping to out-of-town addresses. Call or email  to order your basket today!



Rhea Van Atta
owner of the Old Town General Store

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Here’s what our customers are saying . . .

“The Old Town General Store is a great place to pick up a premade gift basket full of Michigan-specific treats, or you can select items yourself and have a basket assembled. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. Both me and the company I work for use this place regularly to provide gifts to friends and clients.”

“Wonderful products, reasonable prices and more of an experience than a store!”

“Holy cow what a charming place! I needed some items for a Michigan-themed auction basket and decided to give this store a look; what a good decision. Tons of Michigan made/sourced items, good variety, and really friendly and welcoming staff.  I will definitely be going back.”

“I love everything about this store – the super friendly staff and owner, the cool vegan chocolates, the coffee (especially the free coffee sample so I can drink while I browse) and the local Michigan items, both products and foods. I also love that I can go get an inexpensive, but good bottle of wine which makes a perfect gift when I’m on the run somewhere. Another great thing is they have a customer loyalty reward program so every once in a while, I’m surprised at the register with something off my order.”

“Shopping in the Old Town General Store isn’t a task, it’s more like a trip to see a friend.” Sydney Ford in the Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine/ http://cawlm.com/article/old-town-general-store-truly-michigan-made/


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