Long live the local corner store

Ever seen a prize-winning radish? Back in 1915, a trip to the Cone & Steiner general store in Seattle would have scored you some prodigious produce.

Fast forward a hundred years or so, and Dani Cone has revived her great-grandfather’s corner store. These days you probably won’t find many radishes, but Dani has stocked her shelves with plenty of other local foods and drinks to satisfy the needs of neighborhood residents, office workers, and wandering tourists.

In a hat tip to history, her Pioneer Square location is just up the road from her great-grandfather’s original shop. And Dani says one thing that’s remained the same over the years is that her general store is still all about community.

QUOTABLE: “We all need these sort of places that bring people together … this is where community happens.” —Dani

CHECK IT OUT: Pioneer Square isn’t the only neighborhood with a Cone & Steiner store; Dani’s got three different locations around Seattle.

By Eric Keto
Eric is a video producer based in Seattle, Washington.