PULLMAN SQUARE: 3rd Avenue, www.pullman-square.com: The $60 million entertainment complex opened in November 2004 and features the bookstore Empire Books & News, which boasts more than 6,000 different magazine titles. Video games are available at the complex’s Game Stop. Upscale ladies’ boutiques Runway Couture, Heels, Inspired and Chico’s offer the latest fashions. The center also has a 16-screen, stadium-stylemovie theater and a Starbucks.
DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON: Around Marshall University’s campus in the heart of Huntington, many stores offer a wide variety of wares. Downtown provides men’s clothing stores like Wright’s and a variety of women’s clothing boutiques such as The Village Collection, 900 4th Ave., 304-525-2204, which boasts more than three decades in business. The newest downtown women’s clothier is White House Black Market, which opened in March at 903 3rd Ave. just across from Pullman Square. Its phone number is 304-522-7681. Department store Mack and Dave’s, 1010 3rd Ave. Huntington, 304-697-4211, www.mackanddaves.com, has operated in downtown for more than 50 years and provides furniture, jewelry, electronics and a variety of other goods. Pet Palace, at 4th Avenue and 9th Street, offers pet supplies, clothing, fresh-baked treats and some small pets. Glenn’s Sporting Goods and Dan’s Sport Shop offer all the Marshall University licensed wear you can carry, plus a ton of sports gear. Another recent addition to the downtown is Sally Weiler Designs Room 2 Create, located in Capital Centre Huntington, at the corner of 4th Avenue and 8th Street. The interior designer opened the store for shoppers to pick up unique, stylish items for the home. Mug and Pia, located across from Pullman Square, specializes in gifts for any occasion and paper products including stationery, invitations and cards. The name is an acronym for “Most Unique Gifts and Paper Items Around.” Call 304-525-7880. Simply Whisk, at the corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street, offers a wide variety of stylish, unique kitchen accessories. Just a few blocks west, Workingman’s Store offers a variety of clothing from casual dressy to rough-and-ready work clothes, also offering men’s expanded sizes. It’s located at 140 5th Ave.
HERITAGE STATION: Home to the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heritage Station, located at Veterans Memorial and 11th St. (across from the entrance to Harris Riverfront Park), is growing with unique retailers, restaurants and local artisans. Current tenants include: All About You; Bottle & Wedge; Brand Yourself; Brown Dog Yoga; Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Common Ground; Esscential Gifts; Finds & Designs; Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District; Jameson Cigar Co.; Lamb’s Gate Fair Trade Market; Let’s Eat; Morrison’s Studio; The Red Caboose; River & Rail Bakery; SIP Wine Bar; The Tap House; . The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District is spearheading a plan to turn the historic Heritage Station into an artisan retail center where local residents and guests can shop locally owned galleries and boutiques and be entertained by local artists and performers.
MOTORCYCLE RETAIL: Charlie’s Harley-Davidson, 408 4th St., www.charlieshd.com, 304-523-1340, is a 66,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson dealership complete with a retail store and diner. Charlie’s Harley-Davidson also maintains a shop at the Ashland Town Center Mall.
OLD CENTRAL CITY ANTIQUE DISTRICT, 14th St. W., Huntington, www.oldcentralcity.com. This street in Huntington is home to many antique stores. These include Central City Antique Mall, Antique Center Inc., Hattie and Nan’s Antiques and several more. More recently, The Wild Ramp, which is Huntington’s year-round farmer’s market with locally sourced produce, meats and dairy, artisinal foods and handmade items, moved into a larger home in at 555 14th St. West, in the heart of Old Central City. Visit wildramp.org.