The Joyce General Store

Joyce, Washington is a small town 16 miles west of Port Angeles and 33 miles east of Clallam Bay. Located on Highway 112 near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Joyce is one of those places you just drive through, noticing nothing. "Enjoy Joyce at 40 mph" reads a sign on the east end of town. A friendly reminder that there is in fact something there - a small town, founded in 1913 by Joseph M. Joyce. There's a laundromat, museum, self-storage units and a general store.

In business since 1911, the Joyce General Store has, as you might expect, a little bit of everything - gas, groceries, automotive parts, cast iron cookware, candy, cola, Coors Light, you name it. It's also a U.S. Post Office. So the next time you're driving through, stop by and make friendly with ladies selling baked goods out front or listen to the owner play his geetar while he takes your money. It's sort of surreal.

3 comments:

Beads said...

Or watch the high schoolers selling baked good out front/having a winter car wash gawk about how Justin looks like the guy from Twilight. But seriously. This place is the shit. Stop in and support them.

Anthony - Motojournalism said...

Say, ain't there a great-big old-school gas pump *just* to the left of this photo? I'm sure I stopped-in at this place on my way south a couple years ago... I seem to remember brass post-boxes inside too...

Justin W. Coffey said...

Indeed there is, Anthony.

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