Kingston’s old antique store is now a cool cafe and general store


Before Covid, a trip to Kingston always included a trip to one of my favorite antique shops, the Skillypot. Over the years I have purchased several treasures from Skillypot. When I started going out again after the pandemic, I noticed that the Skillypot Antique store was closed. Not just closed for a while, but closed for good.

What a pity. Not only will I not be able to visit one of my favorite antique shops, but another empty building was just sitting there, and that’s never good for an otherwise busy area. Well, I was happy to find out that the Skillypot building is no longer an empty building. While browsing through my Facebook newsfeed recently, I noticed a photo of the old Skillypot, so I had to click on it.

What happened to the Skillypot? It’s now a very cool cafe and general store called Rosie General. So I decided to check out their website. Rosie General has baked goods like breads, cookies, cakes and pies. They also sell fudge. Yum! You can grab a bite to eat at Rosie’s. They have some amazing dishes to try. Rosie General describes herself as “bakery, butcher, pickles and pie”. Definitely worth the trip to Kingston.

If you’re in Kingston or heading that way, you can check out Rosie General at 39 Broadway. It’s no longer full of antiques, but it’s full of local produce and great food and baked goods. And it’s even better. If you want to learn more about Rosie General and their menu, visit their website.

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