Milton Store Returns!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Phillip and Alanna Vaught

A great old building in rural Rutherford County that is more than 100 years old, was some form of a country store located in the tiny hamlet of Milton, Tennessee, just off Highway 96 in Rutherford County - close to Lascassas has returned to life.
Phillip and Alanna Vaught bought the community landmark in late February of the year at an auction.  Although it had stood empty for nearly a decade, the couple that lives nearby on a farm in Auburntown, Tennessee looked through the dirt, dust and cobwebs and saw a place that still had a soul and a story to tell. 
They knew it was where the community gathered through the years -- for a soft drink, bottle of milk and to learn the latest news.  With that in mind, Alanna wanted it to be a place where people would continue to gather and make memories in Milton.
Alanna teaches in the School of Agriculture at Middle Tennessee State University and Phillip is an entrepreneur involved in a variety of businesses.
They have poured months of renovation, repair and plans into the building this year and plan to celebrate its opening on, Saturday, Oct. 13 with a day-long Fall Market and Craft Fair -- more than 50 booths will be located in the building and outside on a lot next door. Additionally, there will be food trucks, homemade sweet treats, children's activities, including a petting zoo and live music.
Starting in early November the building, which can accommodate up to 99 people, will be available for people to rent for events.