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Shopping Treasures, Culinary Pleasures in Richmond

Looking for a unique shopping and culinary experience like no other? The greater Richmond area has an eclectic mix of shops and culinary treats.

Day One

Make your first stop the Old National Road Welcome Center to pick up your free Wayne County Savings Card loaded with discounts to restaurants, attractions, shops, performing arts and more.

Then head to the Historic Depot District in Richmond where you’ll find a cluster of revitalized 1880’s era buildings that are now home to an assortment of shops and cafes like CoCo’s by Hand, a specialty boutique featuring ladies clothing, unique handmade art and jewelry and accessories. Step back in time at Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market, an ethnic market offering Italian meats, cheeses, pastas, wine, olives and olive oils. Good Life Emporium features a wide variety of durable, high quality casual clothing and accessories. The Historic Depot District is also known for its great local restaurants. Little Sheba’s Restaurant menu has more than 40 specialty sandwiches, homemade soups and salads. Ghyslain Chocolatier and Bistro offers incredible culinary artworks from daily entrée specials, sandwiches, salads, exquisite desserts and gelato to their famous hand-painted chocolates.

Head south to Main Street and stroll through old-fashioned Veach’s Toy Store which has been in business since 1938. It offers a huge selection of the very latest fun and educational toys, games and hobbies. Across the street is the Secret Ingredient, an upscale ladies boutique. Visit Olympian Candy for handmade candies & hand-dipped fine chocolates.  They have been serving Richmond for more than 100 years!

In the evening, refuel at Old Richmond Inn, where you can choose from dozens of mouthwatering entrees. Save room for a piece of their famous peanut butter pie. Galo’s Italian Grill menu highlights hand-crafted dishes, wood-fired pizzas, steaks and fresh seafood. The Italian ambiance is enhanced with beautiful murals, a unique forum-style open central dining room and a garden-style patio.

Day Two

Head to Historic Centerville where unique finds are to be found at the local potter, country store and Webb’s Antique Mall, Indiana’s largest antique mall. The Warm Glow Candle Company Outlet is a must for treasures with more than 65 different candle fragrances to choose from along with candle accessories, home décor, lawn and patio items, bath and body products and so much more.

In Cambridge City, also home to many antique and specialty shops. Relax and luncheon at the Pour House Antiques & Café known for their deli sandwiches, fresh-made soups, desserts, fudge and refreshments such as espresso, cappuccino, cider, tea, frappes and fruit smoothies. After lunch venture along Main Street to the Museum of Overbeck Pottery (and it’s free). This early 20th century pottery is recognized as an important part of our national art history and was crafted by six sisters who lived and worked in Cambridge City.

Savor your evening at J & J Winery in Richmond. The country setting provides a relaxing respite. Sample a family of fine wines, feast on speciality brick oven pizza and enjoy a guided tour of the winery.

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