Quality Inn East
7050 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: (317) 352-0481
Fax: (317) 353-0194
Looking for a truly unique gift? Then come down to Homespun. This quaint shop features a wide range of arts, crafts, trinkets and knickknacks that are all handmade and locally sourced. They also offer a great selection of home decor items, books, clothing, stationary, jewelry and pieces of art, to name just a few things. Every artisan piece of merchandise is guaranteed top quality and one-of-a-kind.
Located in eastern Indianapolis, the Washington Square Mall opened its doors to shoppers from nearby communities of Cumberland, Irvington, Lawrence and Greenfield in 1974. Home to over 80 popular stores that cater to different needs, from shoe showrooms, home accessories, beauty and such, the mall is a huge landmark in the city. Radio Shack, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Sears and Clair's are some of the showrooms located within the Washington Square Mall.
Indy Reads Books is an independent bookstore in Downtown Indianapolis. They offer a wide selection of used books, which are donated by members of the community. The business itself is non-profit, as all revenue goes to the organization Indy Reads, a program dedicated to increasing the reading skills of adult illiterates in central Indiana. So buying a book from Indy Reads Books means getting a great book at a great price and helping give someone the gift of literacy all at the same time.
Midland Arts & Antique Market is a dream-come-true for those who enjoy the thrill of finding something unexpected and one-of-a-kind when they go out shopping. A variety of vintage clothing, antique furniture, paintings and more can be found on the shelves at this market. New items are added to the inventory every week, meaning you never know what you might find.
Goose the Market is a butcher shop that goes above and beyond. Their meat is all local, delivered from the best farms just a few hours or days after slaughter. Their selection of cheeses is top notch. They have a deli, which makes its sandwiches out of the best air-dried, wood-smoked, and dry-cured meats available. They also offer a selection of seasonal produce; again, all local, all high quality. And if that's not enough, there are a variety of fine wines, which can be bought by the bottle or enjoyed by the glass, in-store with small, artisan snacks on the side.
Global Gifts is a small store dedicated to changing the world. They sell a variety of handmade goods including everything from jewelry and housewares to art and toys. But what really makes it special is that all of these items are fair trade, which means that the artisans were paid a fair wage and the items were ethically made. Since these items are imported from around the world, your purchase goes toward providing fair income to people of limited opportunity. Plus, with a constantly changing stock, you never know just what you'll find.
Silver in the City is the place to find the perfect gift. They feature a great selection of trendy jewelry including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and accessories. For the more practical minded, there is a housewares section that is sure to meet any need. Plus, there are a variety of humorous shirts and accessories to tickle your funny bone.
Mass Ave Toys is an independent storefront dedicated to selling nothing but fun and funny toys. This quaint little space has a selection of toys for every age group, so you know you'll always find something perfect for your little one. From dolls and books to games and trikes, there are so many toys to enjoy.
It is easy to miss the small storefront across the Murphy Arts Center, but though in the know are very much aware of the General Public Collective. Run by artists, this creative space is also a vintage store which sells books as well. From exhibitions to concerts and live performances, this venue is always buzzing with something.
An offshoot of the local independent label, Joyful Noise Record Store is nestled in the Murphy Arts Center. Stacked with more than 100 albums, the store showcases the label's music itinerary in vinyl, cassettes and flexi-discs. It also hosts events such as artists meets, listening parties, DJ shows and more. Besides that they have occasional live gigs from top-notch bands across the bands in their intimate performance venue.
Chances are every adult in the city at some point in their life have bought a shoe from Stout's. More than a hundred years old, shoes here are still sent to cashier in a basket where they come back wrapped and with the exact change. You can return a shoes if your unhappy with the pair you bought.
Located within a vicinity that can easily be accessed by many, The Indianapolis City Market, is the one stop destination for all your food cravings and needs. Providing the locals with fresh products at affordable rates, it is a well sought after by all. Its nineteenth century architecture is magnificent. One can also lease out the space for private events and functions. For further details, visit the website, or call on the numbers mentioned.