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Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store

758 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4680
+1 318-352-2525
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Just outstanding as a store with history attached an outstanding combination. Just wander in and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Great old store

I always stop when I am in Nachitoches, it’s a great place to find stuff you need that you didn’t... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Myocastor4
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outstanding as a store with history attached an outstanding combination. Just wander in and try not buying anything.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always stop when I am in Nachitoches, it’s a great place to find stuff you need that you didn’t know existed. Fully functioning hardware store, cookware selection that will drive you crazy and a bunch of cool old fashioned kids toys. I always try...More

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our store on your latest trip to Natchitoches. I appreciate your very positive review and your compliments on our selection of inventory. One of the reasons we have been able to survive and thrive in a "big box is better" retail...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here quite a few times in the past during the Christmas Festival. Finally got to visit in the Spring without having to bump shoulders with people. Went twice during my stay in Natchitoches, both times, no-one really seemed to aknowledge my husband and...More

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Yes, Christmas time can bring big crowds. I'm glad you got to re-visit in the spring. I am extremely sorry that you experienced a less than welcoming attitude on your recent trip. That is not how I want our customers to...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We sweep our floors with an oil based sweeping compound that lingers and gives the store that "old time" feel. Also, the fact that the building has been our home for 126 years of our 155 years, that good old "hardware store...More

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Reviewed 12 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.

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you had a good time while shopping in our store. Our old, traditional toy section usually stirs up lots of memories. Thanks for the nice review.

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Reviewed 3 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

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice review. We strive to maintain a wide selection of inventory that is diverse and unique. Thanks for visiting!

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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

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to stop in and browse.

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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

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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 5 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

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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 22 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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Christie C
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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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