8888 King's Highway Kempton, PA 19529

610-756-6609

Wanamakers General Store

About Us

Wanamakers General Store is an authentic family-owned General Store nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Our nearby neighbors include Bikes & Bait, Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary, and  The Country Seat.

Also nearby is Hawk Mountain B&B, and Eight Oaks Distillery.

Additionally, the WK&S Steam Railroad stops at the store on summer weekends.

Origins

In the 1870’s the original portion of the store was built from brick manufactured in the adjoining meadow.  Additionally, the timber used in the construction was milled from the slopes of the Blue Mountains in Northern Lehigh County. In 1886 Elias Hoppes, a civil war veteran (present at Lee’s surrender at the Appomattox Court House) purchased the building and opened a general store.  Since then the store has remained operational through these other Pennsylvania families: The Reinharts 1915-1978, David and Deborah Bond 1979-2003. The store was closed until 2008.

Today’s Wanamakers General Store:

In 2008 Arian (Annie) and Tim Hungaski reopened the store. After managing the store for two years Kyra Hendricks joined Arian Hungaski as co-owner in 2013.

In 2018 Kyra Hendricks became the sole owner of Wanamakers General Store; she works hard to carry on Wanamakers’ proud tradition as a full-service general store. The store offers groceries, a wide range of bulk foods, locally produced foods, arts and crafts, USA manufactured toys, and homemade deli items. Most of our home made salads are made with organic ingredients some of which were grown right in our own back yard. Visit our history and menu pages to learn more.

I am always open to feedback and suggestions on new products to carry, so please feel free to reach out info@wanamakersgeneralstore.com. I’m so happy your stopped by!
~Kyra