We--Robin Factor and Doug McLaurine--first came to the area for a family gathering in celebration of a major milestone one cold and snowy December, and loved the area. After a few summers in different parts of the northern Catskills, we found a lovely place in Roxbury among old and new friends; our house is four miles from the store.
We opened a general store because of the needs of the community, both temporary and permanent, for a quality shopping experience offering a variety of carefully curated crafts, gifts, homewares, and clothing. In our years here we have become familiar with the ethos of the community and are enthusiastic and optimistic about its prospects. Roxbury General, we hope, adds to the charm, fun, and function of the area.
Our background in publishing (Doug in technology, Robin in content management) has no direct correlation to what we are undertaking with Roxbury General, but our store is informed by our love of the area, our travels here and abroad, and our family, friends, and community ties.
Roxbury General purveys primarily regionally sourced, carefully curated merchandise to the entire community--visitors and residents--in its store, and online to those who wish to purchase Catskill-themed goods at a distance. General merchandise includes casual seasonal clothing, local crafts, home goods, toys, jewelry, stationery, handbags, art, books, gift baskets, and novelties, and small practical items.