One of the only businesses in Foscoe which doesn't completely rely on tourism is the Country Corner, which is also the only place that serves food located along the small strip of Foscoe. The Country Corner is also the location of the only gas station in Foscoe.
Nicole Roten, who has owned the Country Corner since 2000, describes the her deli as a meeting place for Foscoe locals. While not an Appalachian General Store in any traditional, stereotypical sense, Roten maintains that the Country Corner fosters an old-fashioned sense of community for locals: It's family-oriented, a central meeting space, one of a kind, and fun. One thing in particular for which Rosten accredits herself is the preservation of authenticicity within the Country Corner. Not a single thing has changed in all the time I've been here, commented Rosten, and you won't see it changing neither.
The locals and tourists alike appear to appreciate the authenticity and expect nothing more than what is offered at the Country Corner. This is evident in the constantly full parking lot, the smiles on patron's faces, and Rosten's observation that tourists and seasonal residents have now become what she calls regulars through their routine visits to the Country Corner every time they're in the area.
Country stores like the Foscoe Country Corner are important in preserving a distinct culture present in small, country communities. Many locations have lost a portion of that culture with the removal of such country stores and local spots and the introduction of larger businesses, more interested in profit and exploitation than preserving a culture.