So, been to a Ben Franklin store recently? Well Fredericksburg Virginia does, but only for one more week. For some 30 years this store has stood on the corner being the "dime store" for the area. To enter the store is to flashback many years to the crowded, high shelf variety stores. We are sad to see it go, but time rolls on and while we watch Wal-Mart fight to build a super store right beside to major Civil War battlefields we also watch another downtown icon fall.
Thought I would throw in Crismond's Shoe Store, open for around a hundred years.
Fredericksburg was in the middle of the Civil War, most buildings on main street are on the national register and were here well before the start of the war. We have four major battlefields as well as several cemetaries dedicated to the civil war dead. Fredericksburg is a beautyful town and well worth checking out should you be in the Washington DC area.