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What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...

The Thomas Company

  • 105 North Palmer Street
  • Ridgeway, SC 29130
  • Phone: 803-337-8594
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The General Store

Shop our beautifully renovated general store for any occasion or just for fun. The store is overflowing with “anything but ordinary” gifts including: painted glassware, handcrafted quilts, rugs, table clothes and kitchen accessories, lamps, lotions, soaps, tea pots, jewelry, art and wooden spoons to name a few. We offer many lines of gourmet foods, including, Gullah Gourmet, Rothchild, Plentiful Pantry, and Low Country Produce. We also have a lot of  unique items from local crafters filling our shelves.

We can assemble your selection in a gift basket or ship it for you. Our customer service and friendly atmosphere are reminiscent of the original store operated by the Thomas Family for 100 years!

Stop by for a visit—things change daily. Take time to savor a cup of coffee or tea and browse awhile – you won’t want to leave until you have seen it all!

Gift Shop open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Shop Deli

We have opened a new coffee shop deli!  You are now able to enjoy a latte, a fruit smoothie, or a cup of hot tea while enjoying a delicious deli sandwich.  Come in to see our entire menu.  And, as always we offer Grama’s homemade baked goods!

Our large “community” table is just right for visiting with friends and reading the “orders”, dating 1886 to 1889, from the original store. We found these treasures in a desk drawer! Or, choose a smaller table, bring your laptop and take advantage of our Wi-Fi service.

We have many varieties of teas and coffee beans for sale in the coffee shop.

Coffee Shop Deli open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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