Built as a church in 1855, this building was converted to a general store a few years later and has been in business ever since. The nickelodeon plays songs from the past, and the shelves are stocked with everything from clothing to antiques to sunscreen to hard-to-find parts for an oil lamp. In the winter, people come in for coffee and donuts around the coal stove. In the summer, the outside benches fill with patrons reading newspapers and sipping drinks. Each Christmas season, an old fashioned caroling get-together is held here.
Cape Cod is one of the most spectacular bird-watching paradises in North America, so a store like this seems only natural. Located in the Lower Cape area, this general store features a full range of bird-watching paraphernalia, feeders, guides, videos, tapes and CDs, as well as cute mugs, T-shirts and calendars to remind yourself of the birds when you can't be out there with your field glasses on. Birders are eternally grateful when they walk in, while non-birders can browse for that just-so gift for birding friends and family members.
There is an antiques-lover's paradise in the Mid-Cape town of Dennis - 285 dealers in the largest antiques center on Cape Cod. Located along historic Route 6A, designated one of the most picturesque highways in the country, the Antiques Center of Cape Cod features Antiques Warehouse Building #4, with shiploads of British antiques right off the boat. With a new shipload each month, the center guarantees a changing supply of antique furniture and collectibles. The center staff also offers appraisal services, house clearances, auctions and shipping.
Owner Ray Hebert could have become part of his family's Massachusetts candy-making business, but he wanted to keep his craft on a smaller scale. So, he opened Stage Stop Candy, where all of the candy is made on the premises, and he invented the cranberry cordial (which is like a cherry cordial except with cranberries). It became a local hit, along with seven flavors of truffles, peanut brittle, molded chocolate and other rich treats. Stop in for just a piece or order an entire gift basket.
If you wish to indulge the budget-shopper in you, then Consigning Women is one spot you should explore. A charming boutique dealing in secondhand items, this store stocks everything ranging from gently-used clothes, branded shoes, and accessories to seal your look together. The place is managed by a friendly staff who also guide through the process of selling your unused clothing items and other fashionable belongings. In addition to attires, furniture, home decor items as well as art can be bought here.
Watson's Men's Store is the place to be, when you're looking to add a bit of color to your wardrobe. Known for its fashionable formal and casual men's wear, this store has answers to all your needs. Whether it's a sharp suit, a chic dress shirt, or a rugged pair of jeans and a jacket, no matter what you'er looking for, you're certain to find a plethora of options that might interest you here. Its collection also includes designs and products by some of the most renowned designers and brads, so rest assured you get your money's worth at this store.
As you set foot inside this antique store, its dreamy layout is sure to transport you into the bygone era. The place is filled with colorful items that narrate the story of their intriguing past. From Venetian glassware, colorful dinner platters, porcelains, vintage accessories to exquisite jewelry, hand painted ceramics and more, Wisteria Antiques stocks them all. The place mesmerizes you with its compelling beauty and the prices ensure that you end up picking more than one item.
Mews At Brewster Antiques takes pride in their extensive selection of antiques. The spacious store has a neat layout encouraging patrons to leisurely browse through articles ranging from folk art, antique furniture, vintage tools, glassware, silverware, archaic wooden items and more. Whether you are looking forward to decorate your home or combing the store for a gift for someone special, Mews At Brewster Antiques is sure to present you with something unique.
The arterial Main Street runs through the heart of Orleans and extends right out to East Orleans. This street definitely is the hub of the city's shopping and entertainment and a casual stroll along the street is sure to leave you with a hand-full of shopping bags, a tummy full of delicious food, and a mind full of wonder and joy. Main street is lined on either side with a vibrant array of shops that sell almost everything you could possibly think of, restaurants that serve food from around the world, massive shopping centers, and even some quaint little parks. This downtown retail district is the perfect place to take in the city's history and culture and should not be missed.