Fort Wayne Insider Blog

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Posted on January 04, 2019 at 8:00:00 am by Katie R.

10 Local Makers and Shakers in Fort Wayne, Indiana

It’s no secret that Fort Wayne, Indiana is filled to the brim with endless amounts of creative talent. From handmade jewelry, to sweet treats, to DIY, and everything in between – there’s all kinds of makers making their mark!

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Posted on January 24, 2018 at 12:00:00 pm by Molly M.

10 Reasons to Travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana

It is an exciting time for Fort Wayne as the downtown is growing and so many new attractions are popping up!

Being a homegrown local of Fort Wayne, it has a special place in my heart, and I am yearning to boast about the best things that this great city has to offer!

If you are planning a trip or thinking about visiting the area, here are ten reasons to travel to Fort Wayne.

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Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Jessa C.

The Latest Holiday Gifts at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center

Looking for Fort Wayne and Indiana themed gifts for your coworkers, family, or friends? The elves at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center have been hard at work, packaging a wide variety of holiday gifts that cannot be found anywhere else!

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Posted on March 22, 2016 at 4:00:00 am by Katie R.

MY 5 Can't Miss Things-To-Do in Fort Wayne

I'm a huge champion for Fort Wayne. Born and raised in the Summit City, I left briefly for college, but always knew I would, and wanted to, end up back home to grow my life. Fast forward a little and I am married, looking to buy a house to completely solidify my roots in town and work and participate in a growing and thriving community that makes me proud to call this city my home!

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If you haven't noticed lately, downtown Fort Wayne is going through a transformation right before our eyes! It seems that nearly every week there's an announcement of new and exciting things being done to improve downtown Fort Wayne, and bring it back to its former glory. I'm a huge fan of our downtown area, and love to hear about all of the new developments coming along. With new restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, businesses and bars popping up all around the 92 blocks that make up our downtown area, the new The City Exchange Shops are a welcome addition to an already blossoming downtown Fort Wayne scene!

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Posted on September 23, 2015 at 3:01:00 am by Kayleen R.

Save Some Time for Saving Grace

I am thrilled with the plethora of vintage shops that are dotting Fort Wayne's landscape. A favorite of mine is Saving Grace.

The shop is located close to St. Joe Hospital. The outside is just as cool as the interior. There are several steps leading into the shop.

Inside, the shop is on

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Posted on September 21, 2015 at 5:01:00 am by Jasmine B.

Find Treasures in Local Antique Stores

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. Find your next treasure at one of Fort Wayne's many unique antique shops!

Mercantile on Main: As the name suggests, Mercantile on Main is located at 1753 W. Main St., west of Downtown. Mercantile on Main has a variety of offerings such as

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Posted on May 05, 2015 at 4:00:00 am by Katie R.

Spring into Shopping with Spring Trolley Shopping

Since it began a few years ago, Downtown Fort Wayne's trolley shopping events have been a huge hit! From Holley Trolley Shopping during the holiday season, to Spring Trolley Shopping, people are flocking to participate and discover the local stores, eateries and businesses that reside in our

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