Towne Square Eatery & Bake Shoppe serves up healthy, homemade eats and a rotating Dish of the Day to keep diners' taste buds on their toes. Although the menu changes frequently, diners can expect to dig into such fresh fare as a turkey, mandarin-orange, and sugared-almond salad topped with homemade dressing ($6.25). Savory sandwich selections include the ham and swiss ($6.75) or the Franklin Street Special, a mélange of roast beef, melted provolone, caramelized onion, and horseradish-caper sauce ($7.25). A Saturday brunch menu fuels weekend warriors and breakfast-powered cars with white-truffle eggs ($5.99) and pancakes ($3.99), which can be paired with whistle-whetting gourmet espresso drinks or smoothies.
Gumballs & Overalls festively furnishes shelves with gently used kid's apparel, toys, and other merchandise within a tidy, pastel-hued store. Rather than repair split seams with bungee cords and rubber bands, harried parents can opt instead for a vast selection of stylish, affordable apparel. Pants ($2.99+), sweaters, shirts ($0.99–$8.99), and hoodies ($4.99–$14.99) in sizes ranging from 0 to 14 imbue warmth and confidence in even the most forbearing blanket-fort dweller. Gumballs & Overalls also provides parents with an opportunity to pick up a new spring jacket ($3.99–$12.99) and accompanying wardrobe, after the previous year's was worn out by April showers and May mud-wrestling.
Every person on staff at Xtreme Nutrition also works as a personal trainer, allowing them to provide seasoned advice and share patrons’ excitement for fitness. The shelves brim with bottles and jars, their colorful silhouettes emblazoned with brands including Hyper FX, Excellean, and Elite Gourmet. Engineered specifically for demographics such as bodybuilders, teens, men, women, or seniors, the supplements deliver infusions of vitamins, probiotics, and protein. Patrons can take nutritional sips at an onsite smoothie bar or attend Zumba classes led by the store's multi-talented staff and spinning classes led by whoever brings the loudest bicycle horn.
Aromas of brewing drip coffee waft through Mr. Beans Treatery, where baristas froth cappuccinos and add shots of flavor to lattes. In addition to the brews, patrons may fuel up with a variety of candies housed in old-fashioned glass jars, classic hot dogs, and Calder ice cream in waffle cones.
With the help of her husband, Chris, Crissi Ballas put her heart and soul into opening Wicks & Stones nearly a decade ago. Blossoming from a simple idea, the business grew into a gallery, jewelry and supply store, workshop, and candle emporium. Today, Wicks & Stones offers a wide variety of classes, from basic beading to stitching bracelets out of high-grade tennis balls. For gift-givers, the shop stocks 100% soy candles, a smattering of Swarovski crystals and other semi-precious stones, and displays packed with already-assembled jewelry.