Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 8am to 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays 8-4pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
General Store Cooperative‘s flagship cafe and marketplace, (1875 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood) think “mini-Chelsea Market,” hosts a variety of locally-owned businesses under its roof, including Good Bottle Refill Shop, Dry Goods Refillery, Three Daughter’s Baking Co., Love Where You Live by Mrs. Meshugga, The Maplewood Wheelhouse (cheese shop), and an outpost for South Orange favorites Kitchen a la Mode and Sadie’s.
GSC also curates a rotating selection of wares available from its network of local makers, artists, and indie businesses, including Alysian, Body Garbage, Hillside Candle. Co, Mobile Roots, Nitjuan Designs, MSK Handicrafts, South Mountain Bees, Java’s Compost, and more!
Three Daughters Baking Co. is owned and operated by pastry chef Erica Leahy. Erica has over 18 years of experience in pastry and baking. The bulk of her experience is with high end restaurants, Chris Cannon’s Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, Tom Coliccho’s Craft group, Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne, as well as bakeries and catering companies. Erica left the restaurant industry to branch out on her own and develop a business to showcase her talents. At the new General Store Cafe + Marketplace, Erica and Three Daughters Baking Co will use be using that experience to bring elevated, seasonal sweet treats to Springfield Ave. In addition, she will offer assorted healthy, but hearty savory items for breakfast and lunch.
Good Bottle Refill Shop is the first refill shop in New Jersey offering an assortment of kitchen, bath and laundry products in a refillable option, eliminating the need for single use plastics. A variety of zero waste lifestyle products are also be available for purchase, and workshops will be held throughout the year. Good Bottle is owned by Deanna Taylor-Heacock, who is combining her years of retail experience and passion for low-waste living to bring this new concept to the Garden State.
Kitchen a la Mode and Sadie’s have Maplewood Outposts in the Cooperative, bringing you basics for your home, kitchen and closet. KALM will stock all your kitchen, cooking and lunchbox needs, and Sadie’s will supply wearable and seasonal apparel for the whole family at affordable prices from well-minded companies, including United by Blue, which takes a pound of trash out of the ocean for every item purchased.
The Maplewood Wheelhouse was founded in October of 2019, with a mission of providing quality cheese and slow food to local residents in and around Maplewood, New Jersey. Housed within the General Store Cooperative, the Wheelhouse aspires to collaborate with others and to provide more informed food choices to consumers. We source food from around the world, focusing on small producers, coops and farms using traditional cheesemaking practices. By sharing their values and traditions with our local community, we hope to educate and enlighten those we serve, and make cheese an approachable, understandable, and thoroughly enjoyable part of people’s lives.
Dry Goods Refillery brings the idea of package-free shopping to our community by sourcing products from some of the best suppliers we could find. We strive to work with eco-conscious companies who work to push the mission of sustainability throughout every aspect of the supply chain. In addition, we partner with many brands who give back to the planet, promote carbon neutrality, and focus on their efforts to make a difference through fair trade practices, small family organic farming and electric delivery vehicles. We are constantly pushing ourselves to partner with the best sources for our products and to find ways to better service both our community and our planet — all while enjoying some of the finest, most delicious foods we can find.