Bedlam Corners to reopen

By Jaime Thomas

The day after she bought the remains of the Bedlam Corners general store in August, Virginia Curran started renovating it. Since then, she has spent a lot of time reinforcing the structure in West Hebron, which burned down nearly two years ago from a chimney fire.

“It took 10 dumpster loads to empty the building. I’ve been replacing walls and windows and putting in new support beams,” Curran said. The outside walls are already painted, and the exterior windows are finished.

Curran plans to run the spot as a general store like it was before.

“People can buy groceries, Boar’s Head meats, beer, local cheese and gifts,” Curran said. She will also have a deli that will offer sandwiches, subs and wraps, and three or four tables out for people to sit down at for a quick lunch.

In the morning, Curran will offer egg and cheese sandwiches and a hot coffee station.

Town Supervisor Brian Campbell is glad Curran has taken the initiative to reopen the store.

“We really appreciate that. We’re very grateful that she’s doing that,” Campbell said.

Curran said purchasing and taking over the store was a good opportunity.

“It was very missed in the community; there are a lot of people that depend on it,” Curran said. She is surprised by the number of people who have stopped in to ask her when she’ll be open. She said a lot of traffic goes by the store, including many delivery drivers who tell her they’re looking forward to the store being open, so they have somewhere to stop for lunch.

Campbell agrees.

“I think it’s very important to have our store up and running,” he said.

While she has had help with renovations, Curran said this is really her own project and is excited to see it through.

“Hopefully people enjoy it, and they’ll come back. I’m looking forward to working with the community, serving coffee and sandwiches and meeting new people,” Curran said.

Curran will continue restoration through winter. She plans on opening the store Memorial Day weekend, and will hold daily hours of roughly 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., closing earlier on Sundays.



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