The Historic
Head’s Store

Head’s is now open with a new menu and a new concept.  The store offers gifts, grab and go chef prepared meals, eat-in breakfast, lunch and dinner items, general groceries plus some other amenities.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

A Touch of History

According to local sources, a group of local landowners originally founded Head’s Store as St. Albans General Store with a variety of proprietors renting and operating it until 1915. That year, the website indicates that John Pfeiffer purchased the store and proceeded to live in it and raise his family.

In 1941 his daughter Mae Pfeiffer Head bought the store and changed its name to Head’s General Store. She ran it until her death in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Thom Sehnert, a valued customer, and proprietor of Annie Gunn’s leased and operated the store.

Built by the same architect, Theodore Link, who designed St. Louis’ Union Station, the Studio Inn served in the 1900’s as the summer home of Irene Walter Johnson, wife of Oscar Johnson, one of the co-founders of the International Shoe Company. Johnson opened the Old Barn Inn in 1928 to entertain family and friends and ran a restaurant in the venue in the 1950’s.


Danish, Pastries & Muffins, Quiche du Jour, Yogurt Parfait


Tomato Bisque & Soup Du Jour (served with French bread)

Mason Jar Salads

Two selections daily

Grab & Go Dinners

Chef D. Scott’s homestyle meals to enjoy at home.

Griddle Burgers & Sandwiches

Country Griddle Burger

Country Style Ground Beef, Provolone Cheese, Bread & Butter Pickles, Stone Ground Mustard Aioli on a Toasted Roll

Classic Griddle Steak Burger

Served with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle on a Toasted Roll with Cheddar Cheese

Braised Beef Brisket

Braised Brisket with Caramelized Onion, Roasted Tomato and Honey Aioli on a Toasted Baguette

Roasted Turkey

White and Dark Meat Roasted Turkey with Onion Jam and Double Cream Brie on a Toasted Baguette

Corned Beef

Slow Roasted Corned Beef Brisket with Swiss Cheese and Creamy Horseradish Mustard on a Toasted Baguette

*all served with French Fries

French Bread Pizzas

Grilled Chicken Caesar

French Bread Toasted with Garlic Butter, Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese, Topped with Romaine Hearts and Caesar Dressing


French Bread Toasted with Tomato Ragu, Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni


French Bread Toasted with Tomato Ragu and Mozzarella Cheese


French Fries $3
Cole Slaw $2
Chef D. Scott’s World Famous Potato Salad $2
Dessert Bars $2
Cookies (2) for $2

Chicken Strips (2) with Fries

Toasted Ravioli (5) with Marinara Sauce

Weekend Dinners

*all served with French Fries

The Inns at St. Albans Buttermilk Fried Chicken

2 Pieces White Meat
2 Pieces Dark Meat
2 Pieces Mixed
½ Chicken
*served with a Flakey Biscuit

Fresh Catfish Baskets

2 Pieces
3 Pieces
*served with Sweet Corn Hush Puppies