Welcome to Diamond Hill General Store
and Garden Center

About Us

Former Long-Island couple Christine and Carl Brodt bought, at an auction, the former Debo Brothers General Merchandise in Moneta, which had been out of operation for 10 years.  This was in 1989.  It took the Brodts three years, virtually starting over, to reconstruct and expand the facility for business.  Originally opened in 1857 by the DeBos family, the store has seen a lot of local history.  The Brodts speculate that at one time the store even served as an adjunct funeral parlor for the nearby Diamond Hill Church. “ We found old coffins stored in one of the out buildings,” Christine relates.

 Years ago this was a busy place. A typical general store, it carried everything a person needed to live for a week.  And the store was a nice people-meeting place. 

Today, Diamond Hill General Store caters to local residents, tourists, and passers-by.

  

 

From the outside, Diamond Hill General looks like a typical operation, with gas pumps, picnic tables on the deck, some hanging plants, but inside is a world apart.  Artfully clustered in the quaint original structure are the wine shop, antiques and gifts, gourmet foods, Christmas boutique and even a “Debo’s Nostalgia Corner,” which contains memorabilia from the original establishment.  In the new section, a lunch counter, deli, and well-stocked grocery section complete the picture, all sparkling clean and inviting.  The Brodts are pleased to offer the largest selection of Virginia wines at Smith Mountain Lake.

No tour of Diamond Hill General would be complete without a perusal of the garden center.  Everything from pots and fertilizers to real “ out-houses” are available.  They are especially proud of the rose collection “40 different varieties“ over 225 rose bushes and trees for sale.  Hostas, astillbe, dogwoods, apple trees, hollies, evergreens, ferns, and rhododendron “ the variety is mind-boggling.  Outdoor wine tasting's under the garden center tent are popular.

Diamond Hill General store is a site not to be missed:  a slice of yester-year and real local history, a place to stock up on essentials, a unique source of crafts and gifts.


Deli and Store:
540.297.9309
Garden Center: 540.297.7009
1017 Diamond Hill Road
Moneta VA, 24121

Deli and Store:
540.297.9309
Garden Center: 540.297.7009
1017 Diamond Hill Road
Moneta VA, 24121