Head’s Store is open for business Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3516 St. Albans Rd • St. Albans, Missouri 63073

The Historic Head’s Store

We are thrilled to once again be providing nourishment in the heart of our community! The much-anticipated reopening of historic Head’s Store is here! Treat your tastebuds to some of the area’s best breakfast and lunch selections Wednesdays through Sundays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

We now offer socially distanced indoor and expanded outdoor seating plus carryout services. Click here for our menu!

Upcoming Events!

Porch Parties
Join us every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. These seated summer dinners feature light entrees, table service and outdoor dining with a lake view. No reservation needed; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. (NOTE: We are closed the evening of Friday, July 3, for a private event.)

Sip’INN Sundays
Featuring live music, casual dining and canned and craft beverages, these weekly events are held outdoors in the garden and pavilions of Old Barn Inn every Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Live music by local artists from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No reservation needed; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.