This is great news , just in time for thru hiker season in SNP .
The Blue Ridge Country Store & Deli, (was previously called Bear Market ) is under new management.
Michael Betts is a super nice guy that says he wants to help hikers and is ready for mail/package drops anytime, free of charge.
The sign out front reads " Country Store & Deli " and is located 3 miles from the Swift Run Gap Entrance Station and is a great place to get hot sandwiches and is priced cheaper than the Waysides inside SNP. Duh ! you think ?
Michael will be stocking denatured alcohol,moleskin,hiker socks and other assorted hiker stuff along with groceries.
I believe he also mentioned fuel cannisters for stoves ; MSR, SnowPeak.
He currently is trying to get his business on the world wide web, but it may take a few additional months for that to happen. He also offers WiFi connection for hikers. He may even be able to shuttle hikers sometimes ,if not busy.
He can be reached at (540)-298-9826