The Old Company Store
The Republic Mills Company Store where you could get a sugar coffee blankets and when necessary a coffin. The next long term occupant was the Department Store, Belk's. Today, the Company Store site sits directly across from Townhall. Not sure what happened to the cars?
People could pay the Company Store in Good Old Hard earned American cash or the store would accept the "Republic Chit". A form of cash distributed by the Republic Mills and deducted from a worked pay. Of course the Company Store's prices were a tad inflated and lead to, "in a round about way" how Flopeye got its name sake.