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America's general stores are making a comeback, thanks to a few of LA's indie shops. Citing essential stores Mohawk General Store, Silver Lake's Broome Street General cafe/shop and Venice's General Store, the Wall Street Journal chronicles the new generation of fashionable sundries suppliers that "are one part country store, one part concept shop—often with a couple sharing the reins." Husband-and-wife shopkeepers Kevin and Bo Carney are credited with sparking the renaissance with the opening of their first Mohawk boutique in 2008. [WSJ]