Need a load of bread? How about a screwdriver or a cold bottled soda? Maybe you just need a cup of sugar and your neighbor is out too. Well, if you live in the Oakville area, which is located near Adairville and Schochoh as the crow flies, you now have a place to grab those few items you may need without having to travel into Russellville or Springfield to get them.
Jack and Sharon Crossely’s Oakville store is open for business. The store is located on Oakville Lane off of 431 South and the Orndorff Mill Road. There was a store in that exact location years prior where people used to stop and grab a candy bar before heading off to catch the bus for school. As a matter of fact, a presence of a store dates as far back as the early 1900s. There is an actual rock still on the property where women would climb off their horses to enter the building.
Jack and his wife purchased the old building a few years ago with the intention of opening the store again. After an extensive remodeling, the store is like brand new, accept for the original floor and counter Jack kept to link it’s historical past.
Since its opening a few weeks ago, Jack says business is booming. He gets a steady flow of farmers in for lunch, and has provided specialty foods for the Hispanic population in the area.
The Oakville store offers cold cut sandwiches, the ole’ fashion four crackers and Bologna, glass bottled soda and a place to sit and talk or watch television. There are numerous items such as milk, bread, canned goods, chips, drinks, flour, sugar, produce, and the list goes on and on. There are ACE Hardware tools, brooms, mops, dust pans, and fittings. You name it, they very well could have it. And if they don’t, Jack can get it.
Depending on the season will depend on when the store is open. If it is the summer, most likely the store will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and if it is winter, the hours will be shorter. Some Saturdays the store will be open only a half a day and others longer. It will never be open on Sundays, however.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.