Dave's Trading Post

Dave's Trading Post Opens at new location in Blairsville, Georgia

Dave's Trading Post recently moved to its new location at the Westgate Shopping Center (across from Blairsville Restaurant). Owned and Operated by Dave and Fay Payne, the store specializes in overstock and clearance items from major retailers.

Manager, Genie Payne, greets customers with a friendly smile. She keeps everything stocked and looking good. Dave's Trading Post sells all kinds of items such as small appliances, gifts, mist lamps, tools, toys, paintings, and house wares. They also carry fresh produce. Baskets of apples (six varieties), pears, oranges, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, and other colorful fruits line the walls. Inventory changes weekly and new stuff arrives daily. There are lots of Christmas decorations on sale for half price just in time for the holidays. The store is packed full of good buys and the prices can't be beat. Dave says, "Our philosophy hasn't changed a bit. If we don't have what you are looking for, we'll order it."

Dave and Fay started selling from a small shed on the corner of Blue Ridge Highway and Mulky Gap in Union County over twenty years ago. They sold produce, candy, snacks, and soft drinks. Over the years, the business grew and a new building was built. Dave's Trading Post became the place to stop for gas, food, milk, and good conversation. The Payne's made many friends during those busy years.

When Dave got out of the gas business and Fay found a new house she wanted to buy, the Payne's decided it was time for a change. They sold the old store, moved to the Ivy Log Community and opened Dave's Trading Post at its new location.

Fay loves the new house with its beautifully landscaped yard. She stays busy keeping little Hunter while Genie is at the store. "We hope everyone will stop by and visit us at the new store in town. We want to welcome our old friends and new customers. We want to say "thank-you" to all the people that help make the business a success."

Genie says, "We have great prices. Silk flowers are only 79 cents a bunch. Tomatoes are just 99 cents a pound and bell peppers are 3 for a dollar! Come on in and see us. We have the coffee pot going, good buys, and good conversation just like always. We expect to make lots of new friends at our new location."