Nestled among a stunningly beautiful area of northeast Alabama  is a small  unincorporated community called Grove Oak. Most folks know Grove Oak as a small community you drive through on your journey to beautiful Buck’s Pocket. The area was once busier and hosted a school, store, post office, cotton gin, and restaurant.

Grove Oak is located in a rural area of DeKalb county and within a short drive to many popular destinations including: High Falls, Buck’s Pocket, Morgans Cove,  and Lake Guntersville State Park.

One local resident is on a mission to bring back a taste of southern tradition and has revived one of our lost staples, the local store.  Many small family owned stores have shut their doors and made way to the corporate take over of America. In such a rural area a trip to the store can be time consuming and costly.  Most folks think of a store as place to buy goods but it much more ,it is a place for folks to meet and share stories and develop a stronger community.

One  resident  has re-opened the Grove Oak store  and has opened the door to music, food, and everyday goods.

“I’m Jamie Godwin Brooks, a Grove Oak native. I have been working for 2 years to bring a little life back to my hometown by re-opening the only, long-closed store to revive commerce, preserving pieces of Grove Oak history, showcasing the area’s natural beauty and local musical talent. As an entrepreneur, author, artist, and host of my own radio show broadcasting out of The Grove Oak Store, I share about our community projects to celebrate our cultural heritage which includes one of the richest roots and traditional music heritages in the country.”

If you are in the area visiting beautiful High Falls, Buck’s Pocket, or on your way to Guntersville State Park, be sure to stop in and visit The Grove Oak Store.

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