HUNTINGTON PULLMAN SQUARE: 3rd Avenue, www.pullman-square.com: This entertainment complex includes The Inner Geek bookstore. Video games are available at the resort’s Game Stop. The upscale boutique for women Chico’s offers the latest trends. You’ll also find Quicksilver Arcade Bar, GNC, M&M Nails and Spa, TK Dodrill Jewelers and the ceramic painting studio, The Pottery Place. The center also has a 16-screen stadium-style cinema and a Starbucks.
DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON: Around the Marshall University campus in the heart of Huntington, there are many stores offering a wide variety of products. The downtown area has men’s clothing stores like Wright’s at 943 3rd Ave. and a variety of women’s clothing stores such as The Village Collection, 900 4th Ave., 304-525-2204, which has over three decades in business. The upscale women’s boutique Runway Couture is located on 3rd Avenue, just across from Pullman Square. Glenn’s Sporting Goods is located at 1010 3rd Ave. CF Reuschlein Jewelers, at 947 3rd Ave., has been providing fine jewelry and gifts for over 120 years. Call 304-697-7710 or visit http://www.cfrjewelers.com/. Pet Palace on 4th Avenue and 9th Street offers pet supplies, clothing, freshly baked treats, and a few small pets. Dan’s Sport Shop on 4th Avenue has all the licensed Marshall University clothing you can wear, plus a ton of sportswear. Old Main Emporium at 842 4th Ave. offers tons of unique Marshall items, as well as premium gifts. Call 304-522-MAIN. The Market at 809 3rd Ave. is an open concept building that houses several specialty cafes as well as shops like Wildflower Gift Gallery, The Hip Eagle women’s clothing store and Tulsi, a health and wellness grocery store. The newest downtown small business hub is the Progress Building, in the 400 block of 8th Street. Current companies include Encore Rock Movement, a women-owned startup, and Lyn-Zen Microblading, another women-owned startup, as well as The Potted Edge and Lucky Cat Design Co., both of which are owned by women, and River City Leather.
HERITAGE STATION: Home to the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heritage Station, located on Veterans Memorial Boulevard and 11th Street (across from the entrance to Harris Riverfront Park), is growing with retailers, unique local restaurants and artisans. Current tenants include: Birds of a Feather Boutique, Full-Circle Ceramic, Tony the Tailor, Let’s Eat, Brown Dog Yoga, Taps at Heritage, Sip Wine & Whiskey Bar, The Chessie Room B&B, All About You Hair Studio, Moonlight Cookies , The Hautewick Social, the Red Caboose, and the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District administrative offices, in shop # 1.
OLD CENTRAL CITY ANCIENT DISTRICT: 14th St. W., Huntington, www.oldcentralcity.com. This Huntington street is home to many antique shops. These include AAA Antiques, Adell’s Antiques, Adkins Auctions, Antiques and Collectibles @ 14th, Camelot Antiques, Central City Antique Mall, Classic’s Antiques & Interiors, Hattie and Nan’s Antiques, Marks Antiques and Old Town Antiques. Take a hot or cold brew at Cicada Books and Coffee. Enjoy lunch at the Central City Café, 529 West 14th Street, which has been featured on the Food Network “Diners, Drive-In & Dives”. The Wild Ramp, which is Huntington’s year-round farmer’s market with local produce, meats and dairy products, artisan foods and handmade items, is located at 555 14th St. West, in the heart from the old city center. Visit wildramp.org.
MERRITT CREEK FARM PLAZA: in Barboursville (located at exit 18 from Interstate 64, also accessible at exit US 60 in Barboursville): This shopping center contains more than 20 stores. Department stores Marshalls and Target anchor the site, which also includes Starbucks, Office Depot, and Home Depot. There are also boutiques and specialty stores, including the Wholi Moli and Sally Beauty Health Food Market.
RIVER PLACE: 6007 US 60, Barboursville: This shopping center has more than 30 businesses, including several restaurants, a Goodwill store and other retail businesses.
HUNTINGTON MALL: chemin Mall, Barboursville, 304-733-0492, www.huntington-mall.com: West Virginia’s largest mall has over 150 stores and restaurants. The mall has many department stores including JCPenney and Macy’s. The mall also has specialty stores like Talbot’s and Bath and Body Works. The mall features electronics and entertainment stores like Best Buy, as well as the large Books-a-Million bookstore (abbreviated BAM!) And cosmetics and skin care megastore Ulta Beauty. Call 304-733-0007.
BLENKO GLASS CO .: Chemin de la foire, 304-743-9081, www.blenkoglass.com. The 110-year-old mouth-blown glass company offers tours and a gift shop at its factory.
KNIGHT TIME MUSIC: 109 Main St., 304-743-5100. This music store offers sound systems, karaoke machines and records for businesses, DJs and individuals.
MILTON FLEA MARKET: 1215 US 60, 304-743-1123. Offers a variety of products ranging from glass and leather to music and clothing and more. It is adjacent to the Halfway Amish Market, which offers a variety of Amish products, plants and foods.
East of Huntington and sandwiched between Huntington and Charleston, Putnam County has smaller stores and plazas spread across the county. Shopping centers include Putnam Village in Hurricane, Eleanor Shopping Center in Eleanor, Mid Valley Plaza, and Scott Junction.
DOWNTOWN HURRICANE: Downtown Hurricane shopping options include the Hurricane Flower and Gift Shop, 2757 Main St., offering flowers for all occasions and dried arrangements, 304-562-6481; Main Street Studio, 2801 Main St., original arts and crafts to see and buy, 304-562-5445; Paws to Shop Thrift Store, 2759 Main Street, Proceeds of Sale Benefit New Hope Animal Rescue; Quilts by Phyllis, 2943 Putnam Ave., 304-562-7404; Oodles Gift Shop, 2825 Main Street, 304-397-6172; Main Street Music, 2729 Main Street, 304-208-7508; Blind Wizard window coverings, 2813 Main Street, 304-397-6733.
Other Hurricane Stores: Dale Morton Studio Mascot Costumes, 2477 Main St., has costumes for many occasions, 304-562-7503, www.dalemortonstudio.com.
LIBERTY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER: Located at 1 Liberty Square, Hurricane, this center offers Aldi grocery, as well as Home Depot, Advance Auto Parts, GNC, Cato Fashions, Hallmark, WV Department of Motor Vehicles. Call 304-345-8700.
BRIDGE ROAD SHOPS: The charming boutiques of Bridge Road Shops in Charleston have a little something for every need. Aubergine sells gifts, decorative accessories and stationery. Yarid’s Shoes sells shoes, accessories and more for women and men. Geraniums sells ladies’ clothing, jewelry, and accessories, and Eclectics sells unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. After all the shopping, treat yourself to delicious specialty pizzas and sangria at Lola’s Pizza, a cozy restaurant located near the shops. From I-64/77, exit 100 – Leon Sullivan Way. Right on Washington Street (first red light). Go 1 block, turn left on Dickinson St. Continue for 3 blocks, then cross the South Side Bridge (stay in the middle lane while crossing the bridge). Pass the traffic light, turn right uphill onto Bridge Rd. Travel 0.4 miles on Bridge Road until you reach the Shops of Bridge Road. Learn more about bridgeroad.org.
CAPITOL MARKET: Located in a charming restored turn-of-the-century freight station from the 1800s, this all-season market offers a selection of premium products and services for shoppers, travelers and the Greater Charleston community. Local farmers bring fresh produce daily. Inside the Market you’ll find specialty shops, lunch options, tasty treats and indulgences, West Virginia specialties, and even a fine Italian restaurant. Parking is free at the Market, located minutes from the Capitol complex at 800 Smith Street. Call 304-344-1905.
CHARLESTON TOWN CENTER MALL: 3000 Charleston Town Center, 304-345-9525, www.charlestontowncenter.com: Is located in the heart of the state capital and is home to more than 130 stores. The mall has a JCPenney in addition to a wide array of specialty stores like Bath and Body Works, bookstores and more.
SOUTHRIDGE CENTER: Southridge Center is located along busy Corridor G (US Route 119) and is easily accessible from Highways 64, 77, and 79. The Southridge area includes approximately 2,000,000 square feet of retail space with major national retailers such as WalMart Supercentre, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and outdoor superstore Cabela’s.
DOWNTOWN ASHLAND: 500 Winchester Ave., 606-324-1100, www.ashlandtowncenter.com: The shopping center houses more than 70 stores. Department stores include Belk and JCPenney. A variety of specialty stores inhabit the mall and sell products from around the world.
DOWNTOWN ASHLAND: Shopping in Ashland doesn’t stop in the mall. Ashland is home to boutiques and specialty stores.
JESSE STUART FOUNDATION: 4440 13th St., Ashland, 606-326-1667, www.jessestuartfoundation.org: Provides a sample of the literary culture of the region. Books by Jesse Stuart, a recognized author in the region, as well as other Appalachian authors are available. The store also has a general used book section with authors from around the world.
FRAME UP GALLERY: 1436 Winchester Ave., 606-324-8565, this frame shop doubles as a cafe.
THE KYOVA MALL: The Kyova shopping center is anchored by Rural King. There is also a 2000 seat cinema room and a games room.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio
Some department stores have set up along US 52 in Lawrence County, Ohio, including Wal-Mart. There are also many local stores.
UNGER SHOES: 304 S. 3rd St., Ironton, 740-532-5954, the shoe store has many brands of regular shoes and specialty shoes for different orthopedic needs.
TACKLE BOX: 411 Solida Road, South Point, is one of the largest bait and fishing shops in the area.
IRON CITY HARDWARE: 116 S. 3rd St., Ironton, 740-532-8414, a family-owned hardware store.