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David: "I mean, this store in the right hands could be very lucrative."
Stevie: "Uh huh, and by the right hands, you mean your hands?"
David: "Well, I mean someone with faultless taste who understands what people want and need, and if those happen to be my hands, then..."
David Rose and Stevie Budd[src]

"General Store" is the seventh episode in the third season of Schitt's Creek. It is the thirty-third episode overall.

Plot Summary

Alexis has returned to high school, specifically in Jocelyn's class, to obtain her diploma. Alexis finds that her approach to school may cause a problem for herself, both with Jocelyn and her fellow classmates, especially the girls. Johnny has decided to offer a complimentary continental breakfast to the motel guests, utilizing the services of Ivan, who supplies baked goods, specifically muffins, for the cafe. In their new relationship as baker and customer, shy Ivan confides in Johnny that he would like, instead of money, to utilize his services in return, something akin to Cyrano de Bergerac. And the only general store in town is closing due to poor sales. Moira, as a councilor, learns that a big box retailer, namely Christmas World, is interested in taking over the lease, which requires the approval of council. Moira's view on Christmas World coming to town changes when David, urged by Stevie, wants to take over the lease himself, he feeling that his time, not only at the Blouse Barn, but in running art galleries - albeit with his parents as investors - puts him in good stead to make the general store a success. In the process, David learns some long hidden truths about some of his past retailing successes.



Guest Starring:


  • Jasmin Geljo as Ivan
  • Leeann Ball as Steph
  • Sydney Kuhn as Becky
  • Gina Kash Dineen as Store Clerk
Schitt's Creek
Season One
Our Cup Runneth OverThe DripDon't Worry, It's His SisterBad ParentsThe CabinWine and RosesTurkey ShootAllez-VousCarl's FuneralHoneymoonLittle SisterSurprise PartyTown for Sale
Season Two
Finding DavidFamily DinnerJazzagalsEstate SaleBob's BagelsMoira vs. Town CouncilThe CandidateMilk MoneyMoira's NudesRonnie's PartyThe Motel GuestLawn SignsHappy Anniversary
Season Three
Opening NightThe ThroupleNew CarDriving TestRooms by the HourMurder MysteryGeneral StoreMotel ReviewThe AffairSebastien RaineStop Saying Lice!Friends & FamilyGrad Night
Season Four
Dead Guy in Room 4Pregnancy TestAsbestos FestGirls' NightRIP Moira RoseOpen MicThe BarbequeThe JazzaguyThe Olive BranchBaby SprinkleThe RolloutSingles WeekMerry Christmas, Johnny Rose
Season Five
The CroweningLove LettersThe PlantThe DressHousewarmingRock On!A Whisper of DesireThe HospiesThe M.V.P.RoadkillMeet the ParentsThe RoastThe HikeLife is a Cabaret
Season Six
Smoke SignalsThe IncidentThe Job InterviewMaid of HonourThe PremiereThe WingmanMoira RoséThe Presidential SuiteReboundSunrise, SunsetThe Bachelor PartyThe PitchStart Spreading the NewsHappy Ending
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell