I have always enjoyed going downtown for my fave coffee shop, The Mudhouse. Now we have a cupcake shop and Bistro Market. :-)
A few years ago, a petition was put up to get a Trader Joe's in downtown. I signed it as I thought it would be a good thing to have downtown. We have never had a Trader Joe's and I was curious about what they had. When I went to St. Louis earlier this year, I visited one. It was a grocery store with more whole foods. I try to eat more whole foods so I can see that I would like one in my town. I guess the petition fell through.
Just last Friday, a grocery store chain opened up a Bistro Market in the downtown area. I have been excited about this! They have fresh fish which has never been frozen. That made me think how does it get to the midwest without going bad? I am sure they have other ways of keeping fish fresh as it is being transported. They have more whole foods & have local farmers produce. Bulk grains, cereals. I even noticed you can make fresh cashew, almond or peanut butter! I haven't tried that yet but want to soon! Then they have have a hot food bar and a salad bar open with an eatery area. They also have a gelato bar! I haven't tried gelato yet but I plan too soon! They even have a Starbucks inside but I prefer The Mudhouse! I visited the first time today and got me a few groceries. It has been packed since it opened! I hope that it continues to be popular!
It was a year ago when I was in St. Louis that I wanted to visit a cupcake shop. We didn't have any in my area at the time and wanted to experience it! I searched the internet and found one. I didn't go as I was going to visit on my way back home which was a Sunday. I found out they are closed on Sundays. In July, I was at a sub shop downtown and I noticed nearby was a cupcake shop getting ready to open up in a couple of weeks downtown! It happens to be a branch of the one I wanted to visit in St. Louis! It is called The Cup. I was excited and finally made it tonight. I decided to get the Italian Creme cupcake and it was yummy!!! I found out that Monday they are going to have a Triple Key Lime cupcake so I have to go back!!
Then someone on the sidewalk did some chalk art! I had never seen this before and they did a good job!!
That was my excitement tonight! :-)