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Neighborhood Shopping Guide: Downtown, Eastown, East Hills and the Southeast Side

Dec 8, 2016 9:04:00 AM / by Local First

The holidays can be a busy time of year. The social calendar fills up and the deadlines for year-end projects are quickly approaching.  Shopping for gifts can add to the stress, but it doesn’t have to.  These businesses are close together, making for an efficient use of an afternoon or after work trip. While you’re there, ask how you can take home some proud localist swag!


6.25 Paper – This paper goods store offers greeting cards, calendars, and more in their honest and irresistible style.

Old World Olive Co. – Old World Olive Co offers a gamut of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Stop into their store taste any variety before you buy.

Field & Fire – A craft bakery looking to bring back deeply flavorful and nourishing baked goods, Field & Fire can be found at the Downtown Market, and they offering catering services.       

Eastown/East Hills

Smitty’s Beverage – Stop in to Smitty’s Beverage for a diverse array of spirits, craft beer, wine, and an educated and friendly sales staff.

Spirit Dreams – Specializing in crystals, aromatherapy, natural body care, incense, candles, books, and more, Spirit Dreams is a local treasure for those interested in the holistic lifestyle.

Wealthy Street Animal Hospital – For your furry four-legged family members! Wealthy Street Animal Hospital treats small animals and offers a close veterinary option for those living in East Hills and Eastown.

Art of the Table – A beloved specialty gourmet shop that provides delicious products such as beer, wine, port, cheese, crackers, as well as cutting boards, wine glasses, napkins, and more.

Southeast Side

Dolphin Vacations – Your local travel agency specializing in land and cruise vacations, as well as business travel and weekly specials. Dolphin Vacations has become one of the leading travel agencies in West Michigan.

Harvest Health Foods – The premier natural grocer in West Michigan, Harvest Health is your go-to natural and organic foods store, providing a large selection of certified organic produce, bulk items, herbs and spices, and much more. 

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