THE STORY OF THE STATION
By Jeanna Baxter White 2020
“We love Mocksville. We love the history and the people and the community, and downtown is such a cool spot. When this opportunity knocked and God opened the door we walked through. Bryan and I walked into this space and we just knew.” owners, Bryan & Suzanne Lakey
The brick building at the corner of Main Street and Gaither Street in downtown Mocksville opened in 1920 as Kurfees & Ward Pure Oil, followed by Boger Service Station and a series of galleries and gift shops.
Now it’s The Station, a modern-day general store and taproom. Selling old-fashioned candy out of tin tubs, soda in glass bottles, and a variety of unique gift items. They also sell a rotating list of flavors of sno-balls and ice cream. Their signature concoction? An ice cream sandwich made with cookies from Ketchie Creek Bakery. The adjoining taproom, which offers 11 beers and one cider on tap, is now open with music and food trucks on select afternoon/nights.
“I just love the fact that we offer a spot that is family-friendly, non-age specific, and pet-friendly. We have four girls ages 15 down to 5. Having four girls, we wished we’d had somewhere like this to take them; somewhere that was family-friendly and good clean fun and a quick drive from the house. There just wasn’t anywhere like that in Mocksville which is why we are so excited to bring that sort of vibe here to downtown. We wanted to create a place where mom and dad can get a beer, the kids can eat a sno-ball, and they can all enjoy being together.”