Did You Know Barrington Has a General Store?
Roots 2 on Park Avenue in downtown Barrington is an urban twist on an old-fashioned general store, offering artisan food, beer, wine and custom art.
If you're planning to serve bloody Mary's to your guests any time soon, stop by Barrington's general store, Roots 2, on Park Avenue.
"Our bloody Mary section is second to none," says owner Todd Rhodes. Bloody Mary supplies include Bennys Beef Straw.
"It's our view of what a general store would be. We have tons of food items," Rhodes said. Roots 2 is Todd and Joy Rhodes' second store in downtown Barrington. They also own the rock and Americana store, Grassroots.
Roots 2 carries locally made food items as well as specialty food like the Sea Salt Nuts from Blue Crab Bay Co. Todd says the store goes through two cases of atomic horseradish per week.
Roots 2 also has craft beer and wine tasting and plenty of art.
Looking for a wooden spoon with a picture of Bob Marley? You'll find it at Roots 2 as well as custom rock icon images and custom art windows.
Check out the art at Roots 2 gallery nights which are being held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Browse art from local artists while tasting food and wine.