General Store Opens to the Delight of Property Owners and Residents of Long Branch Lakes

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The long awaited Long Branch Lakes General Store is now open for business!

CountyMayor Herbert Davis Cuts the Ribbon at the Official Grand Opening of the General Store

And with the addition of an outdoor front porch filled with picnic tables and chairs, and the very special outdoor screened dining porch, complete with its potbelly stove, I'd say it's just about perfect!

The mood was celebratory as area residents, dignitaries and members of the Long Branch Lakes community gathered together to share the first official lunch served at the new LBL General Store. Located in the heart of this almost 5,000 acre private gated community, the store now provides a meeting place, a grab it quick grocery place, a place to enjoy both breakfast and lunch; a destination close to home.

This unique structure designed by Architect Alec Walker of Tennessee Log Homes, was built by RJK Homes, one of the members of the Preferred Builders Program at Long Branch Lakes. Unique to the structure is the integration of repurposed barn wood, antique tin from the property's old farm structures and milled siding from the forests within the community.

"We wanted the General Store to look and feel as if it had always been there," commented Rick Klewein, one of the Developers. "And with the addition of an outdoor front porch filled with picnic tables and chairs, and the very special outdoor screened dining porch, complete with its potbelly stove, I'd say it's just about perfect!"

Although the motif of the store is in keeping with the rustic mountain architecture utilized throughout the community, the interior boasts a full service restaurant with a state of the art kitchen designed to offer guests both the simplest meals to full scale food service for property owner parties and community events.

With its view of Camp Lake, and close proximity to a central amenities area with heated swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts, ball fields and fishing docks, the new General Store will offer an easy level of community convenience that is a cause of great celebration!

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