Building a country store in the tiny Idaho town of Weston


WESTON – Woodward’s Country Store, located at 42 E. Depot St. in Weston, ID, is the only retail store and gas station within 14 miles and the town has just under 160 homes. It is a place to gather for townspeople and wary travelers.

Over the 10 years, Van Woodward took a Quonset hut that housed a store in the sleepy town and put a new face on it and changed things a little. The shop now gives people a place to stop and shop. It seems like there are always cars parked in front of the tiny store.

“It needed some sprucing up and then I bought the building plus the land and the neighbor’s lot next to the store, so I could eventually put in gas pumps,” he said. “Then in time I put it all together.”


Lexi Keller mans the cache register at Woodward’s Country Store in Weston Idaho.


Read more about the country store here.