Renovated Davis General store south of Leiper’s Fork sets Nov. 10 date for Grand Opening


Renovated Davis General store south of Leiper’s Fork sets Nov. 10 date for Grand Opening

By BROOKE WANSER

After new owners Norm and Teresa Gielda purchased and began renovating the old Davis General Store earlier this year, they set a grand reopening date for Saturday, November 10.

Beginning at 12 p.m., patrons old and new can stop by to see what the Gieldas have done with the place, watch the ribbon-cutting, and enjoy games, prizes and food and drink.

The store has been operating in the Boston community of Williamson County since 1928, most recently, under the Davis family.

But when the family’s matriarch, Lois Davis, died in 2016, the store went up for sale.

The Gieldas, who moved to the Leiper’s Fork area nearly two years ago, were fascinated by the history and wanted to save the old store to operate as a family project.

They have maintained much of the original look and feel of the old store, salvaging door frames and the wooden floor.

Under the couple, the store will have a small market, convenience store items, gas pumps, and will serve food, like a brisket sandwich.

“We’re really open to letting the community tell us what it needs,” Teresa told the Home Page last month.

When: Saturday, November 10, noon – 4 p.m.

Where: 5600 Leipers Creek Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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