McCloud Mercantile

Mt Shasta Region

The huge McCloud Mercantile anchors the downtown. There’s a hotel upstairs and it hosts a couple of restaurants that warrant a longer stay, but those just passing through can get a bag of licorice at the old-world candy counter or browse the main floor. The collection of dry goods is very NorCal: Woolrich blankets, handmade soap and interesting gifts for the gardener, outdoors person or chef.

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