MEXICO — Anyone who wants to rent a movie, score some worms to catch fish, or enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper doesn’t have to go to several places for each item anymore.
They can go to Mexico’s newest business, The Blue Moose General Store, located just before the bridge into Dixfield.
“The opportunity came up to buy the building,” said Brenda Skidgell, mother of one of the owners, William A. Skidgell of Carthage.
The younger Skidgell and Rob Lincoln also own The Blue Moose General Store located on Route 142 in Carthage, which has been open for more than two years.
The Mexico store was once a convenience store known as Just O’er the Bridge.
The Blue Moose in Mexico employs three full-time and three part-time people. almost the same number as the Carthage store, which employs one additional full-time person.
Three booths are available to customers who would like to eat in the store. The menu is full of items such as hot and cold subs, pizzas — also for sale by the slice — soups, salads, and fried or grilled foods. A variety of breakfast items such as eggs, home fries, pancakes and breakfast meats also grace the menu.
Hunting and fishing licenses are available, along with several locally produce foods. These include breads, pastries, muffins, and a special candy called moose droppings made from chocolate, cream cheese and crushed Oreo cookies. Beer, wine, soda, newspapers and magazines round out the offerings.
Brenda Skidgell said there are no immediate plans for additions to the number of items offered to customers. It will all depend on what people want.
Hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays.

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