The Vintage Rabbit

10 Jan

  Looking for affordable, yet quality antiques? The Vintage Rabbit has exactly what you are looking for. This independent business offers great prices and pretty much anything from old books and typewriters to high quality furniture. Even if you aren’t planning on buying anything, this antique shop will give you and your friends something to do on a boring Saturday afternoon. You will find yourself lost in a sea of nostalgia as you walk through many rooms filled with old dolls, china, shoes and jewelry. The store is covered in many little trinkets and treasures that may be hard to find, but the friendly staff is always willing to help.

Fresh, coffee is offered for free so that as you find yourself weaving in and out of each room, you can enjoy something warm to sip on. The store is open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and is open from 12-5 pm on Sunday. The shop is located at 2317 N. Monroe St which is located close to other quirky antique shops like Area 58 giving you the opportunity to experience another shop close by.  Come to the Vintage Rabbit today and enjoy an afternoon of many affordable treats.

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Back to the 1950’s

7 Jan

Ferguson’s Café is nestled amongst other local shops and galleries in the middle of Garland Avenue. This family owned restaurant makes you feel as if you stepped into a 1950’s Diner. The floor is covered in a splash of yellow and white tile and the soda fountain and bar stools sit neatly in the middle of the room. The friendly atmosphere invites adults with their buttery biscuits topped with thick gravy and the Eggs Benedict served with the perfect amount of lemony tang in a sauce that covers the sunny side up eggs. Children jump at the chance to sit at the bar and watch the warm chocolate layering the tops of the sweet vanilla ice cream. Don’t plan on being ignored by the waiters and waitresses; in fact be prepared to feel like a close friend because the service is plenty and laughter seems to sweep over even the grumpiest of guests. This little café stands out from others on Garland Ave because most places close between 4 and 6, while Ferguson’s is open until 8. Come over to 804 W. Garland Ave for breakfast, lunch or dinner for 10$ or under; you will not regret it.