When Bulington Northern Railroad found its way to Craig in 1898, Craig Mercantile opened its doors to serve the increased needs of Missouri River Canyon residents. Centrally located in the hub of the canyon, the store sold everything from groceries to Peter Schuttler Covered Wagons. Originally, Craig Mercantile Company resided at Lot 1 Block 1 Craig, Montana (today's Trout Shop Lodge). Today, you'll find Craig Mercantile inside The Trout Shop two blocks to the west at the other end of town.
Times have changed since the store's beginnings. Burlington Northern seldom moves its trains through the Missouri River Canyon. But, Craig Mercantile lives on. Craig Mercantile provides fresh deli sandwiches and general river provisions. From homemade cookies to sunblock to a cold six pack of beer, you'll find just what you need for your river outing. Sample some Starbucks coffee or pick up your flies for the day. Arrange a shuttle, pick up your lunch; you're only one step away from the river. Your boat launch or wading spot is just minutes away.
Craig Mercantile Deli
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