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-style movie 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; Brown Dog Yoga; Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Common Ground; Esscential Gifts; Finds & Designs; Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District; Jameson Cigar Co.; Let’s Eat; Morrison’s Studio; The Red Caboose; River & Rail Bakery; SIP Wine Bar; The Wild Ramp (farmers market and locally sourced foods and products). 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.
MERRITT CREEK FARM PLAZA, in Barboursville (located off of exit 18 on Interstate 64, also accessible off U.S. 60 in Barboursville): This shopping mall contains more than 20 stores. Department stores Marshalls and Target anchor the site, which also features Starbucks, Office Depot and Home Depot.
RIVER PLACE: 6007 U.S. 60, Barboursville: This shopping center features more than 30 businesses, including locally owned Italian restaurant Tascali’s Decades Pasta and Grill, a Goodwill store and other retail.
HUNTINGTON MALL, Mall Road, Barboursville, 304-733-0492, www.huntington-mall.com: The largest shopping center in West Virginia has more than 150 stores and restaurants. The mall features many department stores including Sears, JCPenney, Elder-Beerman and Macy’s. The mall also has specialty stores like Talbot’s and Bath and Body Works. The mall provides electronics and entertainment stores like Best Buy. Books-a-Million is taking over the space formerly occupied by Borders.
BLENKO GLASS CO.: Fairgrounds road, 304-743-9081, www.blenkoglass.com. The 110-year-old hand-blown glass company offers tours and a gift shop at its factory.
KNIGHT TIME MUSIC: 109 Main St., 304-743-5100. This music shop offers sound systems, karaoke machines and records for businesses, DJs and private homes.
MILTON FLEA MARKET: 1215 U.S. 60, 304-743-1123. Offers a variety of goods from glass and leather to music and clothing and much more. It’s adjoined to the Halfway Amish Market, which offers a variety of produce, plants and Amish foods.
East of Huntington and sandwiched between Huntington and Charleston, Putnam County has smaller shops and plazas spread throughout the county. Shopping plazas include Putnam Village in Hurricane, Eleanor Shopping Center in Eleanor, Mid Valley Plaza and Scott Junction.
DOWNTOWN: Downtown Hurricane shopping options include Hurricane Floral and Gift Shop, 2757 Main St., offering flowers for all occasions and dried arrangements, 304-562-6481; Root Cellar Herbs and Ferguson Tea Room, 2739 Main St., Victorian tearoom offers soups, sandwiches and desserts, while adjacent herb shop offers variety of fragrant, culinary and medicinal herbs and herb infusions, 304-562-4139; Main Street Studio, 2801 Main St., original arts and crafts for view and purchase, 304-562-5445; Paws to Shop Thrift Store, 2759 Main St., proceeds from sales benefit New Hope Animal Rescue.
DALE MORTON STUDIO MASCOT COSTUMES: 2477 Main St., 304-562-7503, offers costumes for many occasions. http://www.dalemortonstudio.com
THE GLASS AMULET AND COFFEE CONNECTION: 2717 Main St., 304-562-2774, offers a variety of jewelry and glassware as well as a cup of joe.
COLONIAL HOUSE: Located on Main Street, 304-562-9243, offers furniture, home accessories and gifts. They also sell Williamsburg items.
CHARLESTON TOWN CENTER MALL, 3000 Charleston Town Center, 304-345-9525, www.charlestontowncenter.com: Is located in the heart of the state’s capital and houses more than 130 stores. The mall has a JCPenney and Sears in addition to a wide array of specialty stores like Bath and Body Works, bookstores and more.
ASHLAND TOWN CENTER, 500 Winchester Ave., 606-324-1100, www.ashlandtowncenter.com: The mall houses more than 70 stores. Department stores include Belk and JCPenney. A variety of specialty stores inhabit the mall and sell products from all over the world.
DOWNTOWN ASHLAND: Shopping in Ashland doesn’t stop in the mall. Ashland houses boutiques and specialty shops.
JESSE STUART FOUNDATION: 1645 Winchester Ave., 606-326-1667, www.jessestuartfoundation.org: Provides a sample of the area’s literary culture. Books from Jesse Stuart, a noted author in the area, as well as other Appalachian authors are available. The store also has a general used book section with authors from all over the world.
FRAME UP GALLERY, 1436 Winchester Ave., 606-324-8565, this frame shop also doubles as a coffee shop.
THE KYOVA MALL: Formerly the Cedar Knoll Galleria, the Kyova Mall boasts popular anchor stores including Sears and Elder-Beerman. There is also a 2,000-seat movie theater and a game room.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio
Some department stores have set up shop along U.S. 52 in Lawrence County, Ohio, including Wal-Mart. There also are many locally owned stores.
BOB LINN SPORTING GOODS, 212 N. 2nd St., Ironton, 740-532-4872, offers a large selection of sports supplies.
UNGER’S SHOES, 304 S. 3rd St., Ironton, 740-532-5954, stocks many brands of regular shoes and specialty shoes for different orthopedic needs.
TACKLE BOX, 120 N. 2nd St., Ironton, 740-533-1187, is one of the largest bait and fishing stores in the region.
IRON CITY HARDWARE, 116 S. 3rd St., Ironton, 740-532-8414, a family-owned hardware store.
BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE, U.S. 52, Burlington, 740-894-4242 , sells furniture, appliances and other wares.
TRI-STATE CROSSING SHOPPING CENTER, U.S. 52, Burlington, houses Wal-Mart, Lowe’s Hardware, Mattress Warehouse and other stores.