NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - The third stop on our Town Square Tour was Noblesville and, I must tell you, not only was I pleasantly surprised, but I told our crew that we must let people know how wonderful downtown is, especially during the Christmas season.
One of the fun stops on our tour has been local boutiques that feature quirky, cool, out of the box items - many of them local. We really enjoyed visiting Allison at her Little Gypsie Boutique on 9th Street. I really enjoyed Allison’s take on fashion. She said all women are not built like fashion models and she likes to serve a clientele of all body shapes. It’s worth the visit to talk with Allison, who has name brands like Free People, as well as locally sourced stuff. She is preparing for a busy Christmas shopping season.
We absolutely loved meeting some loyal Sunrise fans in the Wilson family and visiting their store, All Local. The family members told us they worked very, very hard to not only feature Indiana items, but to make them exclusive. This wonderful family has everybody involved in the business including their two children. I saw Indiana themed and based items I had never seen before, from clothing to jewelry and, of course, food. It’s a wonderful place to stop in and get a Dewig meat sandwich. For me, it was like going home. When I lived in Evansville, I often enjoyed meats from the Haubstadt-based business. Guaranteed, when you visit this wonderful shop on the square, you will find plenty of gifts for Christmas for friends and out-of-state family members. You will also enjoy meeting the wonderful Wilson family, who are living a dream with their downtown store that takes pride in providing Hoosier products.
In case you are wondering what’s available, where you should go to eat, or what is there to do in Noblesville, stop by Noble Made on South 8th Street. Aili not only can give you a map of the town and some good dining advice but she can also help you with gift ideas right there in the shop. There are beautiful works of art from local artists, with several paintings, prints and other works of art featuring Noblesville. This wonderful shop is part art gallery, part information center and part destination for Noblesville High School shirts and hats. We found a wonderful place for gifts, especially Saturday November 30th, when small businesses in town will be featuring their best.
Moonshot Games was next on our town square tour, and what a treat! This downtown space is not just a board game store. It’s a beautiful community space with plenty of room for children. Not only are the latest games available, but there are scheduled game nights, kids activities and a safe, welcoming environment to get in touch with non-computer monitor games and make a few friends. This blows the stereotype of a typical game store out of the water with its beautiful hardwood floors and brick walls and stylish lighting. Visiting here, you can’t help but think that Moon Shot would be a wonderful template for how these stores should function and be involved in the community.
Our last stop on was Logan Village Mall, which is a wonderful place for one stop shopping. It has a jaw dropping 40 stores in 9,000 square feet of space. The vendors here specialize in brightly painted furniture, antiques, creative artwork from local artists, as well as unique furniture, boutique clothing and jewelry. I especially enjoyed the uniqueness of each individual store and, yes, you can spend hours shopping here.
Finally, a word of thanks to our wonderful hosts for this Town Square Tour, Noble Coffee and Tea, who provided the their warm and welcoming store space, but also invented our new favorite coffee drink, the Chuck Lofta-latte!
Visit Noblesville for a wonderful shopping experience with world class people.