The store was started in 1860 as The Paper Store. It was in what is now the Mountain Tops Building. The store moved in 1957 when George Black purchased the Paper Store and changed the name to Black’s Paper Store and Gift Shop. It was then purchased in the 1970’s by Dick and Ruth Pheeney and then sold in 1983 to David C. Hemenway. Chris and Cindy Patten purchased the store in 2007 and are the present owners.

We'd love to hear from our former employees! We would be happy to post pictures and stories on-line that you wish to share.