History of The Store: In 2004 Juliette Britton returned to her hometown of Peru, Vermont to raise a family and saw an opportunity to serve the community by reopening the dormant general store in the center of town. Prior to a brief closure, J.J. Hapgood was the longest continuously-running general store in Vermont. Juliette and her family rebuilt the historic establishment and added a café, custom wood-fired oven, and outdoor patio. The store is once again a community fixture where locals can gather for live music, attend an art opening or catch-up with friends over a good meal. J.J. Hapgood has become a gem and destination in Southern Vermont. The movie Baby Boom was set in Peru, Vermont and in the old store in 1987. In February 2015, Paul McCartney dined with them making famous their Margherita Pizza. Speaking of Pizza, the Beehive oven was created and built by the famous Peter Moore, Mason dubbed the best in the industry and known through out New England.
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