Southport General Store & Barn
Serving Southport for Well Over a Century
ON THE ISLAND LOOP
Welcome to the “new” Southport General Store! We have been busily working to bring you a freshened-up version of our beloved store. We made some interior modifications, expanded the menu, and added other fresh details you will discover. We hope you love our new signs! The logo was designed by hand to reflect the heritage of the store and the island, using inspiration from historic store photos and Southport cartography. The signs themselves were hand-painted using traditional sign-making methods.
PULSE OF THE ISLAND
Island community is a special thing. Just about everywhere you go you see someone you know. Neighborly stop-to-chats and waves from passers-by. We love that our little store is unofficially the “pulse” of the island. We love to see people eating sandwiches on their truck tailgates, and bikes piled up against the building. We love having to stock the cookie supply multiple times a day. We love that we are a stop you make on your daily island loop, even if it is just to say hi.
WINE, BEER & CIDER
We take a lot of pride in our wine stock. Skip, our wine guy, has selected an array of varieties and vintages to enhance any meal, picnic, or occasion. He takes to heart the fact that you don’t need to have a lot of money to have a nice bottle of wine — and he knows how to pick ‘em! Skip loves to talk wine, let him help you choose a bottle today. Don’t see your favorite label? Let Skip know and he can usually get it for you within a few days. (For large orders or gift cases, fill out this inquiry for Skip.)
We put the same care into selecting our beer, cider, and mixers and have an extensive variety with consistent as well as rotating and seasonal offerings. And we carry several local brews as well as a great many regional favorites!
DELI & GROCERIES
Our deli is popular — we have sliced meats, cheeses, grillables, and deli salads. And of course we make lunches and dinners to-go. We also stock dry goods and staples for everyday needs. If there is something you purchase often and we don’t have it, please just ask!
PROPANE, ICE & OTHER NECESSITIES
Our space is limited but we strive to supply you with home and boat necessities. Especially in the warmer months, you gotta keep that propane full for the grill (we have charcoal too) and the cooler iced down! We keep these things in plenty of stock.
Looking for a house warming present? Simply want to freshen up your home? We have lovely homewares; you will find hand-carved items, soaps, candles, kitchen goods, wind chimes, and much more.
JEWELRY & ART
We love unique creations. From original works and art prints to one-of-a-kind wearable pieces, we have some very special findings in our store. Perhaps as a gift, or you simply want a token of remembrance of your time on Southport.
BOOKS, GAMES & TOYS
For sunny afternoons on a blanket in the park, or rainy days hunkered down, we have past-times for all ages. Curl up with a book, do a puzzle as a family, organize a cribbage tournament. Whatever it is you love to do to pass the time, we have some of the expected, as well as some unexpected items for your entertainment. And of course, lots of children’s books and fun things for kids!
Supporting Our Island Community
We are committed to supporting our Southport community, including financially by gifting at least 1% of our sales proceeds – a program we have named SGS Gives. As members of the community, we appreciate the contribution and impact of our island’s leading organizations and have provided financial support to the following:
Southport Historical Society, Hendricks Hill Museum
Southport Yacht Club, Junior Sailing Foundation
In 2020, we will gift in excess of $10,000, including a specific donation to the Southport Island Association directed to help our neighbors who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus.