With a population under 6,000 people, the quaint town of New Carlisle may be unfamiliar to some in the Miami Valley, but it isn’t without its charm.
If you’re looking for a new neighborhood to explore, add this town on the western edge of Clark County to your list. Wondering what you can do out there? Here’s an itinerary to guide your exploration.
Penny Lane Art Gallery and Coffee Shop
First, make a stop for a cup of Boston Stoker Coffee at Penny Lane Art Gallery and Coffee Shop. With a near-perfect Google review score, this 4.8-star rated coffee shop boasts homemade food, locally-made artwork, gifts, candies, jams, soaps and more. They also host an open mic night every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., if you’re looking to share your talent on a new stage.
Where: 109 S. Main St.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Abe’s Hidden Treasures
After that, head over to Abe’s Hidden Treasures — which is housed in the “famous” former bank once robbed by John Dillinger — and discover Warm Glow candles, bath bombs, salt lamps, wax melts and glass decor, among other items.
Where: 100 E. Jefferson St., New Carlisle
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Stage Coach Cafe
By this time, you’ve probably gained an appetite. Luckily, there’s a small cafe with big portions just down the way. Stage Coach Cafe may only be open through lunch, but their sizable portions of chicken and noodles, homemade soups and chili, banana and coconut cream pie will last you through the day. Guests have noted the chicken and tuna salad, taco soup and patty melt are must-tries on the menu.
Address: 120 W. Jefferson St., New Carlisle
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday
World Threads Import Boutique
Once you’re good and full, head over to World Threads Import Boutique and discover a new world of style. Another top-rated stop, this boutique is filled with a variety of tops, skirts, accessories and dusters from designers all over the world. The owner regularly takes trips over seas to stock her shop with unique, handmade items.
Address: 101 S. Main St., New Carlisle
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
You may also want to visit Wot-A-Dog, a newly re-opened staple in the community.
There’s also a toy shop, event-savvy library, a near-by wetlands and even more to discover.
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