Last Chance General Store is a general store located in the Hinterlands which is practically in the middle of nowhere. They do have a telegram service though. It appears in the book The Hostile Hospital and in its TV series adaptation.
It also appears in the film, renamed The Last Chance Superette, and is located by train tracks.
The Hostile Hospital
The Baudelaires stop there when they escape the Village of Fowl Devotees, and from there they attempt to send a telegram to Mr. Poe. Milt bakes them cranberry muffins. He does not charge the Volunteers Fighting Disease. When a newspaper from The Daily Punctilio talking about the Baudelaires "murdering" Count Olaf arrives, the Baudelaires hide in the vehicle of the Volunteers Fighting Disease when Milt and Lou recognizes them.
In the film, Count Olaf parks the Baudelaires on the nearby train tracks. He enters the store and waits inside pretending to browse while he waits for a train to kill them.
It is described to be "covered with fading posters that advertised what was sold."
The store is known to sell a number of things such as, fresh limes, plastic knives, canned meat, white envelopes, mango flavored candy, red wine, leather wallets, fashion magazines, goldfish bowls, sleeping bags, roasted figs, cardboard boxes, controversial vitamins, asparagus, fountain pens, onions, peacock feathers, cooking utensils, chandeliers, tiles, cat food, fish nets, mirrors, socks, ivy, matches, shoes, gasoline, nylon rope, floor wax, soup bowls, window curtains, rocking horses, top hats, fibre-optic cable, pink lipstick, apricots, magnifying glasses, umbrellas, paintbrushes, French horns, pepper grinders, safety pins, candy canes, ashtrays, construction paper, canned peas, undershirts, clocks, towel racks, piggy banks, placid skirts, slippers, sausages, bathtubs and newspapers.This store basically sells everything!
- It is never said what inspired the store's name, although there is a Last Chance store in Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.
- The Hostile Hospital
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (film)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)