Posted on December 16, 2014 at 9:00:29 am by Lauren C.

Think Fort Wayne's local shops for novelties and gifts

There's no reason to shop at a big box store when Fort Wayne has plenty of locally owned treasures. From olive oil to stationary, these local retailers know how to create memorable and one-of-a kind items. Here's an overview of a few of my favorite locally owned destinations: ... More ›

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:00:11 am by Lauren C.

Poptique is the place for gourmet snacks in Fort Wayne

Poptique has a flavor to please anyone. Ahh..popcorn! Is there anything more American? So many of our childhood memories involve popcorn. Movies? Check. Baseball games? Check. The circus? Check. The nice part about growing up is you don't have to abandon those traditions. Instead, why not dress it up? If you're looking to take ... More ›
Here at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center we are proud to say that we carry a variety of holiday gifts which you cannot purchase anywhere else. This year we have dramatically added to our prepackaged gift options to aid in your holiday shopping, in addition to the products we sold last year. ... More ›
photo Why head to the mall when you can find a one-of-a-kind gift elsewhere? Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium is THE place to find a treasure for that special person in your life. Nestled in a cozy looking strip of shops and eateries off of Illinois Road, the store welcomes locals and visitors alike. ... More ›

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Shop til you drop at Fort Wayne's locally owned shops

If you're anything like me, you enjoy bringing back gifts from your travels. You won't leave empty-handed after a visit to Fort Wayne. If you're looking to find a memorable gift, look no further than this post. Here are a few Fort Wayne stores you should make a point to visit:

The Olive

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Deb G.

Hedgehog Press Artistic Print Shop

IMG_3266 Each time I drive home from downtown, I pass a charming little place on Columbia called Hedgehog Press. I'm sure I'd passed it many times before deciding to stop by and check it out... and I wish I had done so earlier! A unique, specialty print shop like this definitely deserves some

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Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:49:29 am by Lauren C.

Think Bittersweet Gifts for Holiday Shopping

Looking for a gift for that hard-to- buy-for person? Look no further than Bittersweet Gifts. The store, located in Coldwater Crossing on Fort Wayne's north side, offers one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your list. Owned by Donald Jennings and Nathan Taves, the shop is located in the JoAnn ... More ›

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 4:56:20 am by Lauren C.

Cafe Serves Up Charm, Gourmet Food

Visitors seeking a lunch in Fort Wayne in a charming atmosphere need not look any further than Honey on the Table. This cafe/market/bakery opened in December 2011 and has pleased the taste buds of many a guest. Internationally trained chefs bring their cuisine expertise to the Fort Wayne ... More ›

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