Nichols Store - Leesville Road - Durham County
Near the intersection of Andrews Chapel Road and Leesville Road in Durham County stood this old country grocery. Known as Nichols Store and later Leesville Mini Mart, the old store was abandoned in 2009 when I came across it and stood until at least 2016. The old store was a popular spot for bicyclists and locals when this was a more rural section of Durham County. It had an old Borden's Ice Cream sign - so I am sure it was a popular seller. With the continued growth of the Triangle region, the once-rural Lynn Crossroads area is home to more and more subdivisions, and the old store was torn down. The store may have been open into the mid-2000s when it finally closed for good. All photos taken by post author - June 2010.