It’s been a long-anticipated grand opening, and after a delay it’s finally arrived. The new Sacramento Cracker Barrel opened today, August 20th, at 6am. It’s on Howe near Northrop. If you’ve never been there, it’s worth checking out. Not an ad, just saying.
Cracker Barrel is a combination restaurant and store front. You can eat, and then browse through their merchandise that includes antiques and trinkets. You know those little tabletop games with the pegs that you jump around and try to eliminate all your pieces first? They sell ’em there. You know those old wooden rocking chairs you see on porches? The sell ’em there. Old tin signs, hand soap, clothing, they sell a ton of stuff.
The owner of the chain also has an antique warehouse, and it’s totally full of cool stuff, if you’re into that sort of stuff. Larry Singleton is the guy that runs the antiques warehouse and restaurant decor, and his family has been doing it since 1969. They’ve got millions of things in the warehouse, whether it’s seasonal merchandise or just storage for their collection. Old signs, food tins, trinkets and games are stored there and shipped to the locations. They’re mostly used for decor in the restaurants, but some of it gets sold. You could almost say Cracker Barrel is an antiques dealer that does food on the side. Check out their warehouse here.