Quality Inn South
4502 S. Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Phone: (317) 788-4774
Fax: (317) 786-8886
Time travel you would say, but nay! The Southport Antique Mall exists in the present and carries tokens of the past. Get enthralled by dainty crockery designs of sorts or try on different veils and hats from the age of Emily Bronte and George Elliot. From Barbie Dolls, cola merchandise to ear muffs, beaded purses and old music records, everything that came and went is available here. Keep a few hours in hand to browse as the labyrinth of the forgotten world.
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.
Rocket Fizz is a small storefront selling a wide variety of unique sodas, candy and novelty items. The soda flavors range from the normal to the truly bizarre. Where else will you find buffalo wing or bacon flavored soda alongside the colas and root beers? Add to this a selection of candy that would make Willy Wonka proud, and you've got a store that is guaranteed to be heaven to anyone with a sweet tooth.
The city of Indianapolis has many bookstores, but Downtown Comics is an unique outlet that has an extensive collection of comics that delight kids as well as adults. For your weekly dose of comics and video games, head to this downtown store; apart from that, it also stocks collectibles, toys and trinkets. The friendly staff will also help you in finding a specific title. For more details and visiting hours, check website.
Every Wednesday from May to October, residents and visitors alike congregate at the historic City Market building to enjoy the Indianapolis Farmers' Market. This weekly gathering has become a strong community project since its founding in 1996, and now offers shoppers home-grown produce, flowers, bakery items, and other goods from over 50 local vendors. There are also a variety of activities for children and live music events each week to entertain shoppers while they browse. Rain or shine, come enjoy everything this traditional market has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.