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There’s nothing like finding a perfect gift, discovering the engagement ring that’s just right, picking out locally grown produce for the evening’s dinner, or slipping on a suit that is a perfect fit. Shopping in Worthington is an experience to be enjoyed by all – whether it’s at our historic downtown shops, our upscale, newly remodeled mall, or stores in other convenient shopping centers.

The city is bookended by its two major shopping areas — the downtown, or Olde Worthington, shopping district and the trendy Shops at Worthington Place.

Downtown Worthington Stroll down High Street in downtown Worthington to browse a unique collection of shops and gift boutiques, set among brick-lined sidewalks adorned with floral baskets. Offerings range from home décor, clothing and jewelry, to florists, a specialty toy shop, and a unique wine shop. Several “hands-on” experiences await; at Igloo Letterpress, you can make your own greeting card, and at the Candle Lab, you can develop your own signature scent and create your own candle.

Downtown Worthington is the perfect spot for a girls’ day or night out or a couple’s night out – and, if you are planning a wedding, you’ve come to the right place. Within a couple of blocks in downtown Worthington, you can choose engagement and wedding rings; book a honeymoon cruise; select wines for the reception; schedule the ceremony; choose the bride’s and attendants’ dresses; select the wedding flowers; order a wedding cake; schedule a wedding photographer; order unique wedding invitations; have your hair styled in a stunning wedding updo; book a setting for the reception or rehearsal dinner; choose gifts or schedule manicures and pedicures for the wedding attendants; and plan a bridal shower party that is a candle-making party or an English tea party.

The Farmers Market Many visitors and residents consider the Olde Worthington Farmers Market their destination spot on Saturday mornings. The popular Farmers Market – central Ohio’s largest – offers year-round supplies of fresh produce, plants, meats and other homemade foods, desserts and crafts.

Boasting more than 70 local vendors, the market includes locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables; locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup; high-quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals; eggs from pastured chickens; flowers, herbs, plants, homemade soaps; and foodstuffs. The summer market can be found on the streets of downtown Worthington every Saturday from May through October, from 8 a.m. to noon. An indoor winter market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, November through April, at the local mall, The Shops at Worthington Place.

For more information about downtown merchants, the Farmers Market and special shopping events, contact the Olde Worthington Business Association, (614) 407-6922 or visit www.visitworthingtonohio.com.

The Shops at Worthington Place At the other end of town, conveniently close to the I-270 interchange, the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place, a Gold Sustaining Member of the Chamber, is a destination for casual dining, specialty shops and brand-name national retailers. The intimate, neighborhood setting attracts residents and tourists alike, for browsing, mall walking, casual dining, and gathering for community events supported by the owners of The Shops at Worthington Place. Families enjoy shopping the stores for babies and children, and the children’s play area at the north end of the mall is a popular spot.

Many of the boutique stores, including FrontRunner, FaceForward, regiMEN, Montero Native Market, EverestGear, Y Sadiq Diamond and ModeAlise, add local flare, having originated in central Ohio. National retailers also offer shoppers a wide variety, ranging from Talbots to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Crabtree & Evelyn, Orvis, Pendleton and Chico’s.

Several dining options, including Amano’s, China Way, First Watch, Pies & Pints and Panera, also call The Shops at Worthington Place home — with Piada’s Italian street food and other options yet to come. For a guide to current tenants, visit http://shopworthingtonplace.com/stores-restaurants/.

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