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DINING | OUT & ABOUT
Something for every tooth
Whether you're looking for wholesome, decadent, or
good old-fashioned sugar sticks, Floyd Country Store has
plenty to satisfy your cravings.
Floyd Country Store
Fine Food? Yep
Since husband-and-wife Dylan Locke and Heather Krantz took over the
century-old music landmark, there's been a remarkable and delightful
change in the dining experience.
BY SHARI DRAGOVICH | PHOTOS BY JOHN PARK
IN THE MORE THAN 105 years
that Floyd Country Store has operated, it has never been known for
its food-unless you count the feed
farmers purchased for their livestock. However, since husband-andwife team Dylan Locke and Heather
Krantz took over the store less than
two years ago, food is quickly earning
its place next to its famous sister: the
Friday Nite Jamboree.
Floyd Country Store began its existence
as a local mercantile/farm supply store
back in June 1910. It was named Farmer's Supply and continued in that vein
through the Floyd generations.
In November of 2014, Locke and
Krantz became Floyd Country Store's
newest owners. The store had, by this
time, gone through an extensive renovation and become known nationally as a
beloved Appalachian music venue. Krantz
says she and Locke consider themselves
incredibly fortunate to be trustees of a
place central to Floyd's culture.
Because Floyd's generational pulse runs
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