A visit to the beautiful Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina is a great opportunity to support some local businesses by doing a little nearby shopping. Like the downtown area of most cities in the south, Greenville has all sort of eclectic little shops in the heart of the city. In the West End district of Greenville, there’s a great line of interesting stores that are worth checking out. Although there are some great interior design and clothing shops in the neighborhood, here are a few of the more eclectic stores lining South Main Street just next to Falls Park and Reedy River Falls: The Cook’s Station, Greenville Army and Navy Store and Milltown Emporium.
Greenville Army and Navy Store
Located at 660 South Main Street, the Greenville Army and Navy Store has got it all with merchandise ranging from camping equipment to military paraphernalia to survival gear for the evident ally impending apocalypse. Come for the mosquito netting and iodine tablets, stay for the grudging respect of the store’s surly staff. Store hours are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday. The Greenville Army and Navy Store is closed on Sunday.
The Cook’s Station
The Cook’s Station at 659 South Main Street is a kitchen supply store that consists of two stories packed full of all the cooking equipment, appliances and gadgets that you could dream of, as well as a few that you probably couldn’t. Although there is so much to see in the store that you might have trouble finding a specific item, the super friendly,knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to help. They can usually provide suggestions and product reviews based on personal experience, industry knowledge or customer feedback. Store hours are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and 12 pm to 5 pm Sunday.
Anyone in the mood for doing a little nesting is guaranteed to fall in love with the Milltown Emporium located in the West End Center right at the corner of South Main Street and Augusta Street. Bright and colorful home interior and garden objects are on display with a blend for every taste from shabby chic to classic southern charm. Ample off street parking is available in parking lot behind the building.
Remember, shopping locally in Greenville, South Carolina is a great way to keep money in the community and is the easiest way to find the unique items that you’ll end up treasuring most.