Ree’s Corner anchors a couple of main streets in downtown Geneva. Most folks exit Interstate-90 and take State Route 534 north to Geneva-on-the-Lake, passing the shop on the way. The Rees family has owned the former working pharmacy since 1938.
This century-old building offers plenty of opportunity for browsing along with a charming old-fashioned soda fountain counter. The shopping inventory borders on tacky (penny candy, kitschy antiques and cheap toys); the draw is the old-fashioned root beer floats, milkshakes and phosphates blended in front of hungry customers.
Vintage touches like brick walls, high tin ceilings and old wooden floors go hand-in-hand with a small classic diner menu highlighting hot dogs and sloppy Joes, but the prices will bring you back to the 21st century. Chocolate malts go for $4, but most customers don't mind paying a little more for the ambience.