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New Holiday Shopping Adventures at the Pop Up

New Holiday Shopping Adventures at the Pop Up

By on 1 December, 2014 in Art, Carole King, Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

If you enjoyed Montgomery’s first attempt at new innovative retail—the Pop Up Shop, Tallapoosa Street Goods—you’re gonna love this year’s holiday Pop Up! The 2013 Tallapoosa Street location was in business for less than three weeks and sales totaled $11,000, with 33 artists selling goods from a week before Christmas to a little after New […]

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Al’s Antique Mall

Al’s Antique Mall

By on 24 November, 2014 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Back in September, Sandra Nickel reported here that local florist Al Cantrell was taking neighborhood development into his own hands by creating Al’s Antique Mall on Mulberry. The spot’s next to the closing Gun & Pawn shop and is destined to become a neighborhood fixture. We stopped by a few weeks ago to see what […]

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Artists’ Market Alert

Artists’ Market Alert

By on 21 November, 2014 in Art, Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

Got holiday shopping to do? Want to support local artists? Tonight and tomorrow, there’s an artists’ market at the Museum of Fine Arts. Tonight you can get an early start, from 5:30 to 8:00, or shop tomorrow during the day from 10-4. Bonus: Tonight there is a cash bar & snacks.

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Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

It seems like ever since it broke onto a dramatically-improving local Chinese food scene, Montgomery residents have fiercely treasured Mr. Chen’s. If you’ve never been, it’s out on the Atlanta Highway in the same shopping center as the Burlington Coat Factory. Mr. Chen’s makes a unique contribution to the local food scene because it’s both […]

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Dollhouse Toy Store

Dollhouse Toy Store

By on 18 August, 2014 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

A shop in Midtown that once specialized in dolls and dollhouses is under new ownership and has broadened out to be a full-service comprehensive toy store with a really unique inventory. You should care about this news if: 1. You believe in the importance of supporting local businesses. New owner Joseph Johnson, recently retired from […]

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Downtown Curb Market

Downtown Curb Market

By on 16 June, 2014 in Food, Government, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

It’s city-owned. It just got a face lift. And it’s full of delicious things to eat. Strangely, although we had heard a lot about (and even posted blog posts about) Montgomery’s curb market (1004 Madison Ave., next to Cramton Bowl), we had never been. That changed on Saturday, when we decided to make a post-lunch […]

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Looking at Junk: Troy and Brundidge Edition

Looking at Junk: Troy and Brundidge Edition

By on 11 June, 2014 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

Regular MML readers know that sometimes we take field trips to the surrounding area to poke around in their junk antique shops. We wrote about Prattville Pickers, the shops of Wetumpka, and even our most recent find in Fort Payne. We haven’t yet written about (but highly recommend) the scene in Dothan, Mobile, and even […]

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On the Wetumpka Junk Trail

On the Wetumpka Junk Trail

By on 17 February, 2014 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

It can seem like Wetumpka’s pretty far away. We have friends who live there, and sometimes they (and we) refer to them as living “in the country,” but really it’s just a few minutes up 231 to the greater thrift/pawn/vintage/antique zone. This fall, we had the opportunity to drive along Maine’s antiquarian bookseller’s trail – […]

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The Herb Chateau

The Herb Chateau

By on 20 January, 2014 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

The commercial district around Cloverdale’s Five Points was my first entry to Montgomery. Seeing the Capri, eating Tomatino’s, I thought – yes, I could live here. Later, when we did move here, we made being within walking distance to this part of town one of the major criteria for buying a house. Over time, we’ve […]

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Popping Up with Local Shopping

By on 16 December, 2013 in Heather Coleman, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Honestly, I hate Christmas shopping. December always feels like a race to me, and I always feel like I am the one in back, lagging behind everyone else. My oldest kid’s birthday is December 19, which mostly just adds to the sense of failure and impending doom that hangs over the time between Thanksgiving and […]

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