Shopping

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Bedford County’s retail choices continue to grow.

Joining the list of locales that offer truly unique shopping experiences, Bedford County’s retail choices continue to grow. Unlike many areas, we are not home to a mall or many shopping centers.

What makes Bedford County different is the type, location and quality of our shops. The downtowns of our two largest communities, Bedford and Everett, are real and vibrant retail districts, complete with hardware stores, diners, offices and lots of shops.

Local residents walk from place to place to complete their errands and talk with their neighbors. Visitors enjoy exploring the area and often remark about the variety and exceptional selection offered.640_Shopping

Proactively preparing for the increase in business from the Bedford Springs, many retailers began making improvements several years ago.  Today, the cumulative effect of their efforts is obvious.

Well painted store fronts have spread a coat of vitality through our community that even the economic climate can’t dampen.

In addition to Bedford and Everett, mos of the county’s shopping areas are spread along Route 30, from Schellsburg’s quiet sidewalks to the bustle of Breezewood, you’ll find each of our communities have a unique feel.

In between these communities are some of the area’s best finds.  The Jean Bonnet Tavern has a gift shop set up in a relocated log cabin, originally built in the late 1700’s.  The back roads of Bedford County are home to wineries, handmade chocolates, antique shops and many others.

Explore, experience and enjoy all that Bedford County has to offer.

Type of Service Paid Employees Annual Payroll($1,000) Establishments
Retail Trade 2,241 44,424 206
Motor Vehicles & Parts Dealers 251 5,693 29
Automobile Dealers 133 2,837 13
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 0 to 19 D 3
Automotive Parts, Accessories, & Tire Stores 102 2,264 13
Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores 20 to 99 D 7
Furniture Stores 0 to 19 162 4
Home Furnishings Stores 20 to 99 D 3
Electronics & Appliance Stores 20 to 99 D 4
Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers 168 3,212 24
Building Material & Supplies Dealers 99 2,065 14
Lawn & Garden Equipment & Supplies Stores 69 1,147 10
Food & Beverage Stores 447 6,608 27
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (Except Convenience) Stores 402 5,982 15
Specialty Food Stores 0 to 19 D 6
Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores 13 261 5
Health & Personal Care Stores 153 4,454 20
Gasoline Stations 631 13,242 33
Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores 20 to 99 D 8
Shoe Stores 0 to 19 D 2
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, & Music Stores 23 362 9
Sporting Goods, Hooby & Musical Instrument Stores 20 to 99 345 7
Book, Periodical & Music Stores 0 to 19 D 2
Other General Merchandise Stores 68 682 8
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 124 1,934 26
Florists 20 171 6
Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores 20 to 99 313 6
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 52 1,071 9
Nonstore Retailers 72 1,681 10
Fuel Dealers 20 to 99 966 4