When the Bulington Northern Railroad found its way to Craig in 1898, a new business arose and helped serve the Missouri River Canyon residents' needs - Craig Mercantile Company. Located in the hub of the canyon, the store provided a wide variety of products and services. Everything from groceries to Peter Schuttler Covered Wagons were sold there. Originally, Craig Mercantile Company was located at Lot 1 Block 1 Craig, Montana (today's Trout Shop Lodge). Now, you'll find Craig Mercantile located in The Trout Shop two blocks to the west - right off of Interstate 15 at Craig Exit 234.
Your Last Stop Before the River
Times have changed since the store's beginnings. Burlington Northern seldom moves its trains through the Missouri River Canyon. But, Craig Mercantile lives on. Today, Craig Mercantile provides fresh deli sandwiches and other 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; your only one step away from the river. Your boat launch or wading spot is just minutes away.
Craig Mercantile Deli