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Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store

758 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4680
+1 318-352-2525
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Love, love old timey hardware stores!

My favorite type of store to visit is a hardware store! I love the smells of metals and oils and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandra M
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Alexandria, LA
via mobile
Throwback

Visited the store and spent about an hour. It has everything! Lots of memories of old toys. Great... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Ginny S
,
Texas
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I have many Great Interior Pictures of this Actual General Store that Dates Back to 1863. Located on Scenic Cobble Stone Street with Red River Just across the Road. So many great pictures that is operational and filled with Old and New Merchandise. Old Cash Register over 147 years old. Listed with a National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. A Place all of America "Must See'"
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cash register” (20 reviews)
“cast iron” (20 reviews)
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758 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4680
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+1 318-352-2525
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"step back in time"
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"for sale"
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"mercantile store"
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"something for everyone"
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"great selection"
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"wind chimes"
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"radio flyer"
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"trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My favorite type of store to visit is a hardware store! I love the smells of metals and oils and tins because they remind me of tagging along with daddy as a child. This general merchandise store won’t disappoint you regardless of what you want....More

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the store and spent about an hour. It has everything! Lots of memories of old toys. Great gift items. It has a mixture of old and new, practical and trendy. Definitely, worth a visit.

Thank Ginny S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

They have an extensive line of barbecue items from grills to outdoor deep fryers and boil pots really big grill tools and tons of cast iron goodies. They also had some interesting kids toys very nostalgic. They will shop anything home just take a picture...More

Thank Linda62410
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I was looking forward to visiting this store. It had a lot of things in it but nothing I was interested in. The upstairs was so much nicer

Thank Beth F
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I hate to rate the General Mercantile less than a five, BUT, we were expecting a bit more. On the bottom floor, a good half of the space is still a working hardware store (nuts, bolts, zip ties, electrical, etc.). The other half does have...More

Thank Emily L
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you very much for visiting Downtown Natchitoches and Kaffie-Frederick. Please remember us when you need good quality hardware, housewares, or gifts. We hope you enjoyed visiting our historic store.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A must see! This place is so neat! You have to go just to experience it. They have everything from Waterford Crystal to heating elements for your stove. No kidding this place is s must see! Go in spend a few dollars to keep this...More

Thank Kelly H
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for a glowing review. I'm happy that you had a nice experience while visiting our historic business. After 155 years of operating here, on Front Street, our inventory has grown into a tremendous mix of almost anything one needs. Thanks for encouraging other...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I love going to this general store. You can things that are almost impossible to fine in other stores. They also provide excellent customer service!!

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Customer service has been a big part of allowing us to survive for 155 years. Customers like you are an equally big part. Thanks for the compliment and I will pass it on to our employees.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This place has everything! You can find toys and dishwear from your childhood. It really had the hardware, softgoods, pots and pans, decorations, and toys.

Thank 778Susan
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks for visiting Kaffie-Frederick. We appreciate your review.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A visit to Natchitoches would not be complete without a visit to this store. It's like stepping back to the 50's or 60"s. This is a real treat. Lots of old toys and almost any hardware tool or thing you might need. No fee to...More

Thank Larry C
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to submit such a nice review. We make an effort to have new and unique merchandise so each visit is rewarding.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I loved this general store. They had so much fun stuff. I especially liked the vintage toys they had.

Thank Laura F
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you Laura for the positive review. My wife and I spend a lot of time searching for vintage toys and other unique items. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our historic store.

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Christie C
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Response from Joy F | Reviewed this property |
M-F 7:00-5:00 Sat. 8:00-5-00 This is according to the website.
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There are many, many wonderful Bed and Breakfast choices within ten blocks of this store and downtown.
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Response from Carolyn P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are not open late. Most stores on Front street close 5-6pm. The store has been updated some in the last few years. My grand mother born in 1899 and passed away at 90 years old, shopped every Christmas... More
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