When was the last time you visited a general store? That’s what Des Moines Mercantile is (only a super cool 2020 version!), and you’ve got to check it out! There used to be hundreds of small general stores – also called local mercantiles – all around Des Moines. Owner Mallory Richardson wanted to open up a shop selling an assortment of home goods, local wares, handmade pieces and gifts, and she chose the Highland Park/Oak Park neighborhood to open up Des Moines Mercantile earlier this year.