Welcome to OCDO Jim, I'll let someone closer to you give some specifics on "friendly stores" in your area but as a general rule, we open carry into all stores that do not display the "No Guns Allowed" sticker prominently on their entrance door. If they ask us to leave, then we leave and spend our money where people support our 2nd Amendment rights. Also, open carry is legal in Virginia for law-abiding citizens who are 18 and older. That's Virginia law - they can't purchase a handgun or buy ammo for it but they can carry one!! It is highly recommended that you all take at least one course and hopefully more, and also become very familiar as to where you can and more importantly can't carry in Virginia. Use the "search" feature on this site, you'll find lots to read.