Fairbury’s Specialty Shops Group – here comes another opportunity from this group of innovative ideas and services for you shoppers and fans of unique merchandise. The Fall Open House Event has graduated from planning to real time happening and it will be coming at us on Friday and Saturday, September 11th & 12th. As we get ready to make the transition from summer to fall for another year you can count on these folks to come up with ways to give the shopping populace opportunities, bargains, and a comfortable setting that provides both ease of access and some fun while getting it done. Find your way out onto the circuit and take home those things you need or want and keep your eyes open for those items that you don’t know you need until you see them – kind of adds a spark of adventure to the whole process. Here’s a look at what’s going on for this prelude to the Fall shopping season:
Cascade Gardens – their fall session is now in working order and they’ve got home grown mums. fall decorations, patio pots, cabbages and more.
19433 East 800 North Road (about a half mile west of Fairbury right off Route 24 on the north side) 815-692-4897
Heart’s Desire Antiques & Accents – they’ve got new items in for their fall line-up and there’s discounts and bargains to be had throughout.
805 East Oak Street 815-692-4500
Kilgus Farmstead Country Store – they’ve got a great line-up of locally produced farm products in meats, milk, and cheese and much more – all the things a country store is known for. Come and Get It and, while you’re at it grab one of their famous $1 Soft Serve ice cream cones.
21471 East 670 North Road (head south out of Fairbury on First Street – you’ll see them) 815-692-6080
Lost in Time/Lost Arts – on Fairbury’s Main Street (Locust) down on the north side of the intersection of Locust and Fourth Street you’ll see this collaboration of restaurant, arts and crafts store, and bakery and the three building combination makes for some great eats, homemade treats, and crafting supplies – they put a whole lot of unique things right at your finger tips.
200 East Locust Street 815-692-2100
Meyer’s Gifts & Services – they’ve got shelves, racks and aisles full of special interest items and household fare along with personalized services in engraving, embroidering, and watch batteries. Get 25% off of any one item.
122 West Locust Street 815-692-2500
Once ‘n Again – gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, and accessories – thousands of items in store – got the fall fashions ready for your pick and choose selections with all the popular name brands at pricing that fits everyone’s pocketbook.
118 West Locust Street 815-692-4194
Serendipiity Cards & Gifts – they’ve got their fall line-up ready for your inspection – check them out, a great selection of unique and special items that’ll get your “interest light” turned on.
116 East Locust Street 815-692-2856
The Spotted Owl – its the Fall Open House and they have their Fall decor and clothing all waiting for you to check it out – go see what’s new for 2015.
301 West Oak Street 815-692-3379
Antiques & Uniques – a large assortment of their namesake – for this event they’ve got nifty sidewalk sale specials that are worth a look for the collector and shopper.
105 West Locust Street 815-692-6835
Country Cupboard – always a shopping delight for food categories (special and standard), deli treats, kitchen ware, country fare, farm produce, and more. On Saturday donut lovers can treat themselves to homemade chocolate, pumpkin, glazed, and salted caramel donuts as well as allergy-free pumpkin for just 59 cents a piece – its the place to put on a “happy face”!
24479 East 800 North Road (approx two miles east of Fairbury on Route 24) 815-692-3383
Nature’s Design Floral Gallery – stop by and browse through their selections of florals, home decor, candles, special gift items and more. Need a cut flower arrangement for that special someone – tell them what you want and watch the magic happen!
516 South Seventh Street 815-692-3024
Fairbury Furniture – now in their new home at the Walton Centre this is the place for those things you sit on, lay on, recline in, put your feet up on, well – yeah, furniture and then some. Got a big inventory just waiting for you to come up and find the comfort you’ve been looking for.
100 West Locust Street 815-692-2616
Take a look People – there’s something there for everyone and, its all close and easy to get to in a friendly and helpful atmosphere so enjoy the convenience of Fairbury’s Specialty Shops and put the fun back in shopping.
If you get the “hungries” while you’re out and about stop in at any one of these fine Fairbury eateries and put some fuel in the appetite engine:
Benchwarmers Pub – got a full lunch and dinner menu – sit down dining and take-out service.
103 West Locust Street 815-692-2741
China Kitchen – oriental lunch and dinner buffet – sit down dining and take-out service
108 West Locust Street 815-692-3976
Dairy Queen – cool treats and hot eats – they’ve got everything the DQ is famous for.
411 West Oak Street 815-692-3728
Dave’s Supermarket – their famous deli has daily specials for lunch and their Wonder Roast Chickens and individual chicken pieces are available all day long.
120 South Third Street 815-692-2822
Lost in Time – they’ve got breakfast and lunch with a lot of house specialties – sit down dining and take-out service
200 East Locust Street 815-692-2100
McDonald’s Family Restaurant – here’s breakfast, lunch and dinner with full menu’s for each and a lunch and dinner buffet – got it all and you can add homemade baked goods to the list as well – sit down dining and take-out service.
512 East Oak Street 815-692-4313
So there you go – places to shop and places to eat and a Friday and Saturday that can add some fun to the whole adventure. Come on out and make it happen!