Back in June, I posted about what a trip to Fayetteville, North Carolina taught me not only about myself but about the town itself. You see I live in the great state of North Carolina, a state that Hurricane Florence had a good ol’ time with, she lingered here for days. One of the places hardest hit was the beautiful town of Fayetteville. With the winds of Florence also came the rains. And with the storms came the flood, which caused many people to be trapped indoor and damages to businesses and homes.
But Fayetteville is an active community with lots of Veteran-owned stores and unique shops. So unique that I wanted to tell you about a few.
LeClair’s General Store
When you think of an old country store like you would see on the Andy Griffith show, the image of LeClair’s comes to mind. Not only do they sell coffee and pastries but they also sell pieces made by local artisans. This is a great place to go when you need inspiration for a story or just a place to unwind and read a good book. They also hold workshops hosted by local business owners.
Looking for some floral inspiration, then look no further than Gathered Marketplace. Not only do they have some beautiful and unique floral designs but they also hold workshops to help you create your one of a kind display. I will admit that I when I visited in June, I needed a lot of help designing my floral centerpiece.
Fayetteville Pie Co.
If you are looking for a bite to eat that is different than the norm, then you will want to eat at the Fayetteville Pie Co. Not only do they have a unique selection but you can get a savory and a sweet pie as a bundle. I love how they create their menu based on holidays and things that are happening around town. And that they have new things every day so you could literally eat there every day and not eat the same thing twice because their menu changes daily.
Looking for that unique gift for that hard to buy for someone in your family, then you will want to stop at Pressed. They have everything from t-shirts with cute sayings, to day planners, bags and more. And they are continually thinking of new ways to engage their customers.
The Wine Cafe
If you are looking for a place to sit back and soak up the atmosphere than the Wine Cafe is a must stop when you are in Fayetteville. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. And the yummiest Margaritas made from wine. Grab a glass of wine and a seat outside and soak up all that historic downtown Hay Street has to offer.
The Floating Shanti
Got a lot of stress, anxiety or for that matter a bad back or more, than you will want to check out The Floating Shanti. It is a type of water therapy that combines saltwater with floating. I have yet to check it out but when I visited Nicole back in June we were able to hear about it, and I will admit that it did intrigue me.
Dirt Bag Ales
End your day in Fayetteville with some specialty beer at Dirt Bag Ales. Try their Jalapeno one; it isn’t hot at all. Plus this a great way to relax and unwind from the day.
And if you are feeling adventurous, you can try a yoga class with Yoga with Hayat.
The town of Fayetteville now holds a special place in my heart, and I know that it will soon recover from Florence because it filled with amazing people and unusual places.