Here you are in front of the Piopolis general store, which has been a must in the village for a very long time. It has changed a lot, with its wooden cladding replacing the white planks it wore for so many years. It is the work of Milenko and Spomenka, who have owned it since June 2004.
The General Store, which attracts both citizens and vacationers, offers all kinds of local products, basic necessities in addition to all the bakery products and meals prepared on site by the owners – breads, croissants, pizzas, and even Gino Chouinard's famous sugar pie. It's worth the detour!
If you don't make it during peak hours, you can chat a bit with the owners Milenko and Spomenka Adzic, who know a lot about Piopolis and who will always welcome you with open arms. Milenko also runs a canteen there in the summer, with a terrace and urban garden. Don't forget to taste his homemade BBQ sauce and ask for his famous spices for the French fries.
Previously, the general store was in the hands of the Lafontaine family for a long time from 1950 to the 2000s. At that time more than ever, the place was a real meeting point in the village. Much more than a store, there was also a counter where we served a few drinks. We sipped them while listening to the latest news from the village. We played cards or flips, and then stocked up on all kinds of items (hardware, clothing, animal feed, in addition, of course, to food. The owners also rented rooms upstairs, which were mainly rented by Americans who came for fishing, among other things.
It was not until 1968 that the business gave itself its current vocation as a grocery store.