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Preserving a piece

of local history

 
 
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BARTONVILLE’S NEIGHBORHOOD STORE

The original building (shown here, circa 1910) burned down in 1944. It was rebuilt, and that’s how the classic facade you know came to be.

The original building (shown here, circa 1910) burned down in 1944. It was rebuilt, and that’s how the classic facade you know came to be.

Established on a dusty wagon trail between Justin and Denton in 1882, Bartonville’s iconic Food Store served our community faithfully for generations. Some would say it’s very existence is the reason for the town of Bartonville, and indeed it’s first owners were the Barton family.

 

A Place Full of Memories

You can see the first iteration of our iconic roofline in the facade, rebuilt after the ‘44 fire.

You can see the first iteration of our iconic roofline in the facade, rebuilt after the ‘44 fire.

For over 130 years, these humble doors welcomed locals to shop, eat and visit with neighbors. As one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in Denton County, the Bartonville Food Store is home to many memories over the years. The business passed through the hands of many local families over it’s impressive history, and became central to local commerce and community.

Ask anyone who grew up here, and you’ll hear stories about kind strangers offering gas for neighbors, a young’n buying a first beer on his 21st birthday, and old folks stopping by daily to pick up the local newspaper. Our new owner saw the sentimental value of the old building, and set out to preserve the local icon.

 

A New Life for Bartonville’s Icon

Mayor Bill Scherer poses in front of the dilapidated structure, before we began our renovation. Photo by  Helen’s Photography .

Mayor Bill Scherer poses in front of the dilapidated structure, before we began our renovation. Photo by Helen’s Photography.

This place is very special to our team and to our community, so we are taking care to restore The Bartonville Store to it’s original glory. We’re renovating the building to make it more welcoming and comfortable, but you’ll still recognize the iconic roofline you’ve known for years.

But what we’re really excited about is the food! We’re bringing together a team of locals who love Texas culture, music, food and customs; to bring you a unique business that combines high quality deli with a bar & grill scene.

Here’s our leadership team in mid-renovation. Photo by  Helen’s Photography .

Here’s our leadership team in mid-renovation. Photo by Helen’s Photography.

Our establishment will remain the kind of catch-all spot that it’s always been, serving neighbors with whatever they need to get along with a heaping helping of Southern hospitality. The revitalized Bartonville Store & Jeter’s Meat Shop are sure to be something special, and we hope the community embraces and supports our venture. We are so proud to preserve this local landmark, and we can’t wait for you to come out and see us.

 

See ya’ll real soon!

 
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Hungry yet?