Nicole, and Ed:
This facility was a Horne's, a gift shop, restaurant, gas station competitor of Stuckeys. They were founded in 1949 in Florida, worked their way up the east coast in the 1950s with buildings like this. The last surviving Hornes shop (a franchise location that opened in 1960 http://hornes.com/
) is located on U.S.301 at Port Royal, VA, not far from where this shop is located. Another abandoned location can be found in Virginia on U.S. 1 just south of South Hill. By the way, Baltimore style Conoco cottages, found across Virginia in Richmond, Fredricksburg, Staunton, Woodstock, Portsmouth, South Norfolk, Newport News, and Marion (that I can think of right off) look similar to this, but are not as big.