Former Chester’s to be razed, but not forgotten

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Posted: September 14, 2013

The Winchester Star

Betty Lackman and Chester Marshall pose for a portrait outside the 340 Cigarette Outlet on Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), north of Berryville in Clarke County. Lackman’s aunt and uncle opened the establishment, then known as Thompson’s Store, in the middle of the last century. Marshall bought the store in the early 1970s and Lackman ran the restaurant. The present owners are tearing down the buildings on the property and rebuilding behind it. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Amarinder Singh (from right), co-owner with David Jones of 340 Cigarette Outlet, shows Chester Marshall, Betty Lackman and his mother Harjinder Kaur architectural drawings of the new store going up behind the current shore on Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), north of Berryville in Clarke County. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Customers at Chester’s Restaurant rallied around to help raise money to fight muscular dsytrophy for many years in an annual event sponsored by the business. This event, probably conducted in the late 1980s, featured a walk/run to Berryville and back to the store.


The 340 Cigarette Outlet isn’t long for this world, but as Chester’s, it will linger for quite a while in the minds of many Clarke County residents.

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