Shopping the Arts...
400 N. Queen St.
Look, linger and shop in the premier showplace for artists working in a variety of media. This tiny shop is crammed floor to ceiling with beautiful examples of jewelry, pottery, paintings, drawings, photography, woodcrafts, children’s toys, glass and other highly desirable, and reasonably priced, products from local artists, artisans and writers. You can even select from seasonal decorations.
The Overland Gallery
125 W. Blount Street
Hours: Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm
A fine arts and crafts gallery displaying and selling North Carolina art of varied medias, styles, and price ranges with studio artists on site. Credit and debit cards accepted.
Shopping Everything Else...
Queen Street is a collection of interesting architecture and welcoming merchants. Shops offering furniture, antiques, family clothing, and a host of other items line the wide street. You can even stop for a cup of coffee and enjoy it at a sidewalk table. Don’t forget to explore the shops along the side streets. Plenty of on-street parking, as well as city-owned parking lots—all with free parking.
100 N. Herritage St. • (252) 527-9565
Delicious berries, juicy tomatoes, melons bursting with flavor, buttery-sweet corn–you’ll find it all and much more at the Farmers Market. You’ll find friendly, knowledgeable growers who will help you pick produce at its peak of flavor and at prices that can’t be beat anywhere. From earliest spring until late winter, North Carolina gardens provide Nature’s bounty. Get there early for the best selections!
U.S. 70 West
Shop in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Whether you’re looking for a special outfit or a toy for a new baby, you can find it in this unique collection of shops clustered near a fish pond. People come from miles around to select sporting goods at the Neuse Sports Shop, or order an ice cream sundae from a soft-serve shop and eat it by the water where ducks delight in begging for treats.
Here’s where you’ll find an eclectic grouping of speciality shops and restaurants catering to the unusual. You can search for antiques, buy the latest women’s fashions or find a special pan at a restaurant supply store. And if you’re hungry, you can enjoy dining al fresco with steaks or other American fare, while another restaurant specializes in fine cuisine. Here is the site of some of the city’s oldest businesses, now reborn to fit the 21st century.
Lunch? A quesadilla, sub, or old fashioned burger - the choice is yours at Kinston Plaza. Then off to find that “perfect pair” at the Shoe Connection. A variety of shops and businesses are located within a two-block radius of the plaza.
Beauty supplies to bicycles, Kinston Point is the place for you. It’s always good to check out the location of the nearest Walmart…chances are they will have exactly what you need. Numerous dining and shopping options located in this area.
1800 Dobbs Farm Road • (252) 559-7373
Don’t miss the chance to visit the outlet store at America’s most famous bone china manufacturer. Known worldwide for its quality dinnerware, ornaments, crystal and flatware, you can buy examples of Lenox products at 20- to 50-percent off. The selection varies day to day, so don’t forget to return before you head back home.
Shop a broad line of fine rubs and seasonings to enhance your chicken, pork, fish, and beef dishes. They also work very well on vegetables and for making your own salad dressings and marinades. Each Rub and Seasoning has a different profile of predominant flavors and flavor notes to enhance your foods. Just rub or sprinkle them on your chicken, pork, seafood, or beef. They work well whether you sear, fry, grill, or broil.
834 Hardee Road • (252) 523-8969
Anchored by two major department stores, Vernon Park Mall offers true family shopping. The sporting goods store will have your favorite team’s jersey and you’ll find well-crafted gift ideas at another shop. If you’re looking for a book or a magazine to while away your leisure hours, you’ll find a wide selection in the bookstore. Jewelry, shoes, fine watches, swimwear and much, much more are available under one spacious and convenient roof.