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At Vic's Classic Bikes, you can choose from an exhaustive collection of over 300 vintage bikes which the seller has put up for restoration. Some of the vintage cycles put up for restoration include Motobecane, Peugeot, Raleigh, Schwinn, DeRosa, Masi, Ross, Astro Diamler, Puch, DeBernardi, Zullo, Atala and Nishki, apart from several others. The restoration procedure followed at Vic's Classic Bikes is a comprehensive one and high-quality and tough lugged steel bikes are chosen. Each vintage bicycle is disassembled thoroughly and inspected vigilantly. At this vintage bike shop, you can also browse from an extensive collection of accessories lik handle bar treatments and saddles.
The record selling business can be difficult sometimes in this age of digitization, however analog still sells well in Louisville. Here at Underground Sounds, not only can you find vinyl, but they have loads of music on CD as well. The shop has many different genres, from bluegrass and blues to funk and folk, if they don't have it, the staff can find it. On occasion, the store hosts local artists and if you're in the Germantown area, stop in, you won't be disappointed.
Collectors and lovers of antiques visit The Antique Market at Distillery Commons to buy well-preserved antiques be it paintings, jewelry, furniture or other accessories. The friendly and knowledgeable staff make it easy for you to pick the right pieces. Those in search of furniture are sure to be pleased by the range on offer, which includes English, Asian and American pieces. Spread out over 12000 square feet, with more than 30 independent merchants displaying their wares, Antique Market at Distillery Commons is every collector's dream stop.
In operation since 1891, Schimpff's Confectionery is a well known candy store and museum in the city. Within the expansive store is a museum featuring various candy exhibits, including Hershey's and Nestlé's machinery. Here patrons can enjoy a chance to explore the candy kitchen and get a brief idea about the making of these flavorsome candies. You can also taste some quick delicious bites at the deli counter located at the back of the store. Interestingly, the store was featured on History Channel's Modern Marvels and is also known as one of Indiana's Seven Hidden Treasures.
A fast favorite with Louisville natives, as well as the occasional tourist, Nord's is a Germantown institution known for its decadent donuts and sweet treats. Locals head here for their early morning sugar high - the bakery opens at 6a - of fresh-made donuts that fly off the shelves. Regulars swear by the maple bacon, cherry cinnamon, french fry twist, and pineapple danish. The neighborhood charm and friendly service make it an enjoyable visit, but be forewarned, lines can get long in the mornings and favorites sell out quickly.
If you are a music buff, this is a place you'll want to visit. This 2013 addition to the Louisville music scene has been welcomed by all since the closing of the popular Ear X-tacy. Guestroom Records is a haven for all those who love music as they have an impressive collection. Featuring a vast genre of music which covers the old and the new, it is indeed a small treasure trove of musical gems. They also host concerts occasionally.