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Look no further than downtown
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Eight-year-old shopper Bella Wiggins finishes her Topz frozen yogurt and makes a purchase from Ann Hawkins at Trendy Trunk.
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Tiffany West puts the finishing touches on a haircut for Paris at Furry Tales.
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Diamond Jewelry owner David Stinson makes repairs to a watch in his business located next door to the Park Theater.
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Every child needs books, and Ashley’s Attic has a large supply to choose from, as well as unique children’s clothing items and fun toys.

McMinnville’s downtown area is home to a variety of shops, featuring antiques, food items, pet supplies and grooming, clothing and much, much more. 

Just start on Main Street in front of Magness Library, and take note of Diamond Jewelry which is tucked in next to the Park Theatre and the newly opened Crouch House. Diamond Jewelry is owned and operated by David Stinson, son of one of the original owners. The business was started in 1960 by brothers Moody and Kenneth Stinson, with Moody working with the company until his recent retirement. 

Across the street you will find Furry Tales, the perfect spot for your fur babies’ needs. The Doodle Fish Studio is nearby and promises to ensure a great art experience for all ages. 

McMinnville is blessed to have such a lovely Court Square, with Parks and Recreation Department personnel working to make it colorful year round. Spring time is especially lovely with a variety of flowering trees, day lilies and tulips adding spots of color. 

Children’s clothing and unique fun toy items are bountiful at Ashley’s Attic, right next door to Trendy Trunk, a shop filled with vendors displaying a variety of boutique items. Home décor, jewelry, clothing for a span of ages and unique crafts make shopping a pleasure. 

The Weathered Arrow is across the street, and owner Vicki Benedict has made some changes in her store.

"We think of ourselves as a gift shop," said Benedict. "A shopper can find a gift for just about any occasion in our little shop. We have some fun and unique clothing and home décor items."

Spring Street is currently experiencing some changes, with Wink Skincare located there, with owner Cydney Langford providing a plethora of services for healthy skin. It All Makes Scents Primitive Gifts is a sweet and sensual place with fragrant oils, incense and candles available for purchase, as well a farmhouse collection of home décor made by Brina and Rick Pekarz. 

Kimmi’s Tea Room is on Spring Street, and the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or a spot of tea to refuel for a day of shopping.  

The next block of downtown finds the newly opened shop Evelyn Taylor Avenue showcasing home décor items of the farmhouse variety, and unique clothing items for both men and women. 

Finding a new purpose for things, and preserving antique and vintage items are on the top of the list of the folks at Renewed Creations. They can take just about anything and turn it into a work of art through hard work and creativity. They also offer classes for those who want to learn to preserve their own things.  

Moore’s Office Supply has been in business since 1984, with Scott Moore saying their motto is “We will bring it to you.” Moore’s is a retail office distributor offering a general line of office supplies and furniture. He wants folks to call him at 473-3637 for more information.  

A neat boutique named Randy Jane and Company is tucked in a charming historic building with brick walls and a tin ceiling. An assortment of clothing items, home décor, candles, jewelry and some furniture are available. 

The Vintage Market is owned and operated by Frances Hillis, with the shop filled to the rafters with precious antiques and vintage collectables. Stop by for a visit, and Hillis just might have a homemade treat behind the counter. 

Chris Keathley opens the Southern Museum and Galleries of Photography, Culture and History Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The museum was opened in 2001 by the late Monty Wanamaker, with Keathley now providing limited hours for shoppers interested in historical books, some books by local authors, and Susan DeMay pottery.  

Dena Upton at Upton’s Bridal and Formal has one of the largest supplies of wedding gowns and formals in the area, with highly qualified personnel on hand to help plan attire for any occasion. 

Exchange Furniture and Tiegen’s Super Rama are located on West Morford Street across from each other. Exhange Furniture has been in Warren County since 1935, with the Burger family purchasing the company in 1983. They still offer a full line of furniture for the home, ranging from living room sofas, recliners, to bedroom suites and dining room suites. Chad Burger is happy to announce they still have the two-sided mattresses, and delivery and set up are still free.  

Tiegen’s has been a staple in downtown for many years, providing a much-needed service to the area. Along with its full line of groceries, produce and meat products, the grocery showcases plants and flowers in varying seasons.  

Two lovely flower shops are in the downtown area, providing shoppers with the most creative and eye-catching floral and gift selections in town. McMinnville Florist owner and designer Mike Satterfield has over 32 years of experience. All-O-K’sions Floral and Gifts is located nearby, with owners Pam and Miles Wilson and their staff serving the community for numerous years with top-notch service.  

Shopping can be a workout and may require refueling with some food. Making a food choice is like picking items from a menu – barbecue from Collins River Barbecue, coffee and a sweet treat from Vanilla Bean Bakery, frozen yogurt or food from Topz Metro Deli, breakfast from Cumberland Biscuit Company, or a treat from Kimmi's Tea Room. A healthy vegetarian snack or drink is an option from Juicy's Wellness Café.  

All in all, downtown McMinnville is booming with shopping options, with business owners inviting everyone to stop by. A special opportunity is available the week of April 1-7 as the Chamber of Commerce and Warren County government collaborate to present Shop and Eat Across Warren County Week. 

“The adverse weather of late winter has detrimentally impacted our community through torrential rain, flash flooding and heavy winds, causing many of our local businesses to limit their hours of operation and in most cases close temporarily,” said Chamber representative Sarah Cantrell. “Shopping and dining locally is always a great decision, especially when assisting our neighbors in recovering what has been lost due to uncontrollable circumstances.”