What: Fred’s General Mercantile
Where: Beech Mtn., NC
When: Year Round
Cost: Depends on what you buy!
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For information on where to stay, shop and what to do in Beech Mtn., see our series of posts on Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Where to Shop at Beech Mountain
Fred Pfohl is an interesting fellow and you’ll find him a short walk from the community sledding hill at Fred’s General Mercantile. His motto is “If you don’t see it, ask for it… If we don’t have it, you don’t need it,” and he’s right. This store has everything from ski equipment (including rental clothes)to groceries and even items literally displayed in a kitchen sink. There are three floors of shopping, so make sure to check it all out. The bottom floor also includes a deli where you can get sandwiches or an awesome bacon, egg and cheese breakfast biscuit – with bacon cooked to perfection. Don’t leave without meeting Fred and his wife Margie. If you have any questions about Beech Mountain, they can help. In addition to his stint as Mayor, Fred was instrumental in bringing a FREE community sledding hill to Beech Mountain. He is also a major player in making Beech a year round vacation destination, having built several hiking trails in the area.