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318 East Broadway, Alton, Illinois 62002
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Brown Bag Bistro cafe offers Soups, Salads, Specialty Sandwiches, Appetizers and Desserts, Beer & Wine. Awarded Best New Restaurant by AdVantage for 2018!

The General Store is located in the gorgeous 1904 World’s Fair Building, brought over to Alton from the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis.  It’s located just across Brown Bag Bistro’s pet friendly outdoor patio. Treat yourself to General Store’s fudge, chocolate bars, candy, and unique gift items.

The General Store has an event space that holds up to 30 people and is perfect for birthday gatherings, baby showers, and those upcoming holiday parties! The full menu from Brown Bag Bistro and alcoholic beverages are also available when renting this space.


1904 General Store Storefront