Guy Budden is continuing his family’s business in rural Palmetto, a small community northeast of Opelousas. The family established Budden’s Store in 1934, selling general merchandise and dry goods. Though times were hard during the depression, the Budden family pushed through and the store is still open today. In fact, Guy still uses the same charge register to provide candies, grocery items, gadgets, and tools to locals. The general store truly retains the character and charm of the early days of Palmetto when it was the trade center for the surrounding agricultural area.

Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

  • Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm | Thursday 8am-12pm | Saturday 8am-4pm

  • 165 West Railroad Avenue, Palmetto, Louisiana 71358

  • 337-623-4711