Head’s Store is open for business Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday evenings from 5 to 10 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 Party FallINN Fridays

Beginning September 4, Porch Parties transition to Fall’Inn Fridays, a seated outdoor dinner accompanied by live music every Friday night* through October 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy casual entrees, table service and some seasonal splendor on Head’s Store patio or lawn. No reservation needed except for parties of 6 or more.

*We are closed the night of Friday, September 25, 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.