For more than 25 years, Mom & Pop Tobacco Shop has catered to smoking enthusiasts with an inventory that ranges from cigarettes and fine cigars to herbal cigarettes and traditional pipes. Newlyweds, new fathers, and inventors of perpetual-motion machines can toast their good fortune with stogies crafted by famous manufacturers such as Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta, and Vice. Lighters, tasteful ashtrays, and pipes round out the smoker’s ensemble, perfect for pairing with ruminations in front of the fireplace and wistful gazes out a rain-streaked window.
GAMESPlus makes its number-one goal to create a gaming and electronics store with great selection, competitive pricing, and experienced staff. GAMESPlus offers new and used merchandise and will buy, sell, or trade games, movies, consoles, and accessories, but will not barter for the rights to your idea for a MMORPG based on the life and works of 18th-century English satirist Alexander Pope. Score your favorite gaming system at a reduced price, or browse hard-to-find hardware and software such as Space Invaders and Donkey Kong Country in the GAMESPlus Classic section. Available accessories brands include DREAMGEAR, Yobo, and CTA.
Home For The Holidays Gift Market wrangles 200 unique vendors and artists selling handcrafted wares for a festive yuletide shopping experience. A rigorous selection process, involving juries and fortune-cookie readings, handpicks the lineup of vendors and crafts-persons. Shoppers can peruse two levels of goodies from cheer mongers such as Katelyn's Korner Candles, Custom Florals, and D&S Flatware to gussy up living quarters and empty gift boxes for the holiday season. VIP shoppers at Merrell Center can arrive at 4 p.m.—one hour before the doors open—to ready their shopping fingers and relax over a light buffet in the banquet room. Patrons check coats and bags, and can escape the fray by popping back in periodically to refuel with a beverage and unburden themselves of accrued merchandise or business cards from out-of-work elves.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Soaps and home decor
Pro Tip: That we try to always make you leave with a smile
Good for Kids: Yes
Diners at Board Game Island don’t have to play with their food to enjoy their lunch. While filling their stomachs inside the cafe, they can pull out a game from the library of more than 500 board game titles to suit all ages and interests. Fantasy fans can pair their jerk chicken sandwich and potato chips with a round of A Game of Thrones, and youngsters plotting to capture the family pool for themselves can practice with classic Battleship, all the while snacking on a ham, bacon, and pineapple pizza. The shop also features an espresso bar and baked goods case with snacks and dessert to further fuel tabletop competitions.