Round Hill Store, a Landmark Dating Back to 1801, Changes with the Times

(L to R) Owners Robin and John Vanacore with Chef Leslie Woodward outside their new food truck at the Round Hill Store in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown

(L to R) Owners Robin and John Vanacore with Chef Leslie Woodward outside their new food truck at the Round Hill Store in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown

For over 200 years the Round Hill Store has served back country residents in Greenwich with a convenient source for staples and provisions. In fact, the store, established in 1801, is the oldest continuously operated general store in the US.

Third generation business owners John and Robin Vanacore understand that meeting the needs of their customers is the key to their success.

“John and I have recognized the importance of our historic store to the Round Hill community and have been upgrading and improving not only our wonderful building, but also what we offer in terms of product,” said owner, Robin Vanacore.

“While trying to keep the traditional look of the store, we also have installed modern technology, a deli, and now a food truck,” Vanacore continued. “The truck offers high-end take home meals to the community – something that people have been requesting for years.”

Round Hill Store owner Robin Vanacore stands with the store’s antique cash register, which although in good working condition, was upgraded to an iPad for Apple Pay credit card transactions. Photo: Heather Brown

Their customers asked and they answered by hiring Chef Leslie Woodword. Chef Leslie, a graduate from the Orlando Culinary Academy’s Le Cordon Bleu Program, started her culinary journey under the James Beard Award-winning chef Roy Yamguchi.  Her farm-to-table inspired weekly menu items offer customers high quality meals utilizing organic, seasonal and locally sourced meats and produce.

Chef Leslie Woodward in the commercial grade kitchen housed by the new food truck at the Round Hill Country Store in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown

Chef Leslie Woodward in the commercial grade kitchen housed by the new food truck at the Round Hill Store in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown

Old barn doors are part of the rich history of the Round Hill Country Store in Greenwich.

Old barn doors are part of the rich history of the Round Hill Country Store in Greenwich.

Sample weekly take-home menu

Buckwheat Soba Noodles with red cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, water chestnuts, Napa cabbage, Asian greens

Grass Fed Braised Short Ribs with creamy polenta parsnip puree and braised kohlrabi, local breakfast radishes, and baby brussel sprouts

Squid Ink Pasta with shrimp and scallops, broccoli and fresh herbs

Pan-roasted Monk Fish, Dutch white asparagus, black trumpet mushrooms, wild spring onions

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with balsamic reduction, barley risotto, mixed radicchio salad

Desserts include Rosemary infused Crème Brulee, Chocolate Lava Cake and Limoncello Cake

Orders can be placed in store, by email afstrains@aol.com  or phone 203-629-1083.  Two-day notice is required.

Round Hill store is located at 369 Round Hill Road in Greenwich. Tel. (203) 629-1083 For more information visit www.roundhillstore.com

Daily specials prepared in the new food truck at the Round Hill Country Store in Greenwich.

Daily specials prepared in the new food truck at the Round Hill Country Store in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown


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