Sunday, May 03, 2009

Where to Shop at Smith Mountain Lake

Looking for shopping options at Smith Mountain Lake?

            Visiting Smith Mountain Lake wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon of browsing its charming shops. SML’s lakeside plazas and convenient business forums boast quaint and original retail outlets that can’t be found anywhere else.

            Shopping opportunities at Smith mountain lake include art galleries, jewelry stores, gift and souvenir shops, home interior decor, clothing boutiques and sporting goods.

            Vicki Seekford, owner of The General Store, said she and partner Rita Grisetti enjoy catering to locals as well as tourists.

            “We have a lot of made-in-Virginia products, Smith Mountain Lake souvenir items, books by local authors and snacks, jams, jellies made by locals,” she said. “We like to promote our community as much as possible.”

Seekford said their customers become like family.

            “We have the same people coming back every year,” she said. “They say it’s not a trip to the lake without stopping at the store.”

            Smith Mountain Mercantile is one of several recently opened stores conveniently located between the lake and surrounding business hubs. Owner Dennis Light sells home entertainment items such as poker tables, slot machines and bar accessories, along with seasonal décor items and gifts.

            In addition to stand-alone retail outlets, the SML community has several commercial centers brimming with places to shop. Bridgewater Plaza, equipped with a wide variety of shops, caters to tourists and full-time residents. Wake N Skate Board Shop, Gifts Ahoy, Bridgewater Sportswear and The Little Gallery (original art, artisan-made jewelry, pottery, wood and sculpture) are some of the most established outlets at SML.

            Westlake Corner is booming commercially with Davidson’s (men’s resort wear), The Cottage Gate (seasonal gifts, home decor and clothing),VitaZen (mind and body nutritional supplements) and Haywood’s Jewelers all located at Westlake Towne Center.

            During the warm weather seasons, local vendors populate the Westlake Farmer’s Market and other forums with home-grown produce, canned goods and quality crafts. Adjacent to Westlake Towne Center, the Farmer’s Market operates April through October on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Smith Mountain Lake offers an abundance of shopping opportunities that will give you plenty to remember it by when you return home.


AJ's Market 540-296-0678
Christina's M & A Country Store 540-297-7468
Drift In Inc. 540-297-9300
Duck In 540-721-4633
Kroger at Westlake 540-721-3102
Fast Mart 3 540-297-1818
Food Lion at Westlake 540-721-5716
Lake Mart & Deli 540-721-5565
Lakers Country  Store 540-297-7242
Lancer Mart 540-297-7682
Penhook Mini Market 540-576-2577
Shoprite Supermarket 540-297-6000
Tim's Country Store 540-587-3633
Whistle Stop Stores 540-576-1390
White House Corner Store 540-297-6857
Bridgewater Sportswear 540-721-1040
Caroline's in the City 540-483-0779
Kara's Closet 540-296-1110
Pacabella and Pineview Farm Alpacas 540-890-8364
The Lake Outlet 540-719-1607
The Sassy Shopper Closeouts 540-719-0700
Trocadero 540-576-2220
Upper End Consignment 540-297-5814
A Shade Brighter 540-297-6440
Artfully Framed at the Lake 540-721-1218
Bridgewater Marina 540-721-1639
The Cottage Gate 540-721-5622
Diamond Hill General Store 540-297-9309
The Discovery Shop 540-721-0050
Emerson Creek Pottery 540-297-7884
The General Store 540-721-3009
Gifts Ahoy 540-721-5303
Goodwill 540-719-1503
Hales Ford Dollar Store 540-719-1893
Jan's Indian Jewelry & Trading Post 540-297-6216
Kitty's Little Book Shoppe 540-297-7740
Mountain Treasures 540-721-0092
The Mouse Trap 540-721-4997
Rucker House Mercantile 540-297-4122
Sarah's Place Antiques & Collectibles 540-296-1676
Smith Mountain Flowers 540-297-6524
Smith Mountain Lake Flea Market 540-297-3510
Smith Mountain Lake Gifts 540-719-4438
A Shade Brighter 540-297-6440
Accent On Design 540-719-7777
Artfully Framed at the Lake 540-721-1218
Blinds and Beyond By Mortime 540-721-1880
Budget Blinds of Roanoke and Southside Virginia 540-489-4897
Designer Solutions, Inc. 540-719-1266
Design Solutions By Cyndi 540-334-9944
Envisions 540-719-1500
Grand Home Furnishings 540-721-2227
Interiors By Kris 540-721-8354
Lake Wicker & Patio 540-719-2198
The Little Gallery 540-576-1596
P.A.C. Interiors 540-489-4399
Trocadero 540-576-2220
Virginia Home Furnishings 540-489-8000
Arthur's Jewelry, Inc. 540-586-8034
Carter's Fine Jewelry 540-483-0779
Got Rocs Gems & Jewelry 540-297-6620
Haywood's Jewelers Westlake 540-721-2210
Westlake Jewelry 540-721-3366
Radio Shack 540-721-0017
Shoprite 540-297-6000
Verizon Wireless 540-721-5298
Vitazen 540-721-9365
The Shoppe 540-297-8400
Smith Mountain Lake Sporting Goods 540-297-7050
T.J.'s Sporting Goods 540-297-4447
Virginia Outdoorsman 540-721-4867
Wake and Skate Board Shop 540-721-1941