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If you are an out-of-towner, bring a shopping buddy and take the time to visit some of Old Town’s other shops and boutiques!

Sugar & Spice Bakery

This local bakery is coming this spring. Stop by and treat yourself to a fresh, locally baked morsel of deliciousness while you do your shopping.  They are offering a large variety of baked goods, so they’re sure to have something for everyone! Sugar & Spice Bakery is located at 401 S Oak St., right down the row from Winding Road! 573-796-0203

Grind is opening soon! This space is AMAZING! It is the perfect rustic retreat to enjoy time alone or with friends in a cozy, local atmosphere.  They will feature a fine-tuned menu offering a wide variety of options, including locally baked treats, tea, fresh fruit smoothies and specialty drinks. Owner, Chelsea McGill, is pulling out all of the stops to take care of her customers. Located at 314 S. Oak Street, in the end-row space among our colorful storefronts, it will be a must-stop on your places to visit in California, Missouri!

The Ruffled Hem is a fun women’s clothing boutique situated in the corner storefront right next door to Winding Road.  Owner Shanna Helms offers the latest styles from the largest fashion industries in New York City and Los Angeles.  Make plans to stop in and browse through the racks of adorable pieces and shoes you’ll NEED to make your wardrobe complete! Hours are Friday 11:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 636-541-0936

Sweet Buy and Buy is a fun, walk slowly through the aisles, dig down deep in each booth, be sure to look up down and all around for that fabulous find flea market. They have a constantly changing variety of vendor booth décor, and a “Pyrex Country” section that will rival the biggest flea markets around! They even host a weekly jam session every Friday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm for anyone to stop in for a listen or bring an instrument to join in the music. Be sure to give yourself some time to see all there is to see when visiting Sweet Buy and Buy located at 307 S. Oak Street. Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00am to various evening hours depending on the day. 573-796-9519

Events by Inspired Designs is a charming space a few doors down from Winding Road, perfect to rent for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, or any intimate event.  Located at 318 S. Oak Street, you can contact Kimberly Scheidt at 573-694-2155 for information on rates and available dates.

Doreen’s Victorian Bed & Breakfast/Tea Room is a wonderful Victorian treasure where you can book a night’s stay or make reservations to enjoy delicious tea room treats!  Located at 102 S. Oak Street, contact owner Mary Hoelscher at 573-304-2107 or 573-230-6488 to hear all about the beautiful accommodations and menus she has to offer.

Night Life:

Finke Theatre was said to be the “Neatest little opera house in Central Missouri” according to William Finke in 1897 and is, once again, providing a fun night life to Old Town California, Missouri.  The Historic Finke Theatre has gone through extensive renovations to bring back the glory it once held after its initial 1937 renovation into the Art Deco era.  As stated on the Finke Theatre website, “To stay true to the era and history of the theatre, efforts were made to reclaim as much of the buildings’ original hardware and fixtures as possible. Now the beautiful Finke Theatre has refinished original floors, reclaimed and re-upholstered seats with original aisle floor lighting, extraordinary painted wall detail with original art deco sconces, an expanded stage wired for sound and light, the lobby features a wood and textured glass ticket booth. The first floor of the adjacent Finke Building boasts a spacious concessions area featuring a rotating exhibit of local artwork and comfortable handicap accessible restrooms.” (http://www.finketheater.com/about.html) Experience the Finke Theatre by grabbing a ticket to one of the great shows hosted throughout the year or consider renting it as a great venue for various social occasions, receptions, and weddings. 315 N High St (next to Patricia Kay Interiors) 573-691-9939


12047138_1024433170922287_737226751219894327_nOld Town Extras:

While you are shopping Old Town California, plan to take a sight-seeing stroll to embrace the sights this little historic area has to offer. The oldest area is on the square centered around the Historic Moniteau County Courthouse, containing a variety of businesses.  The courthouse itself is definitely worth a walk through if you are in town during the week.

Main Street offers a stroll past another row of historic brick buildings including the Finke Theatre (as discussed above) and the Moniteau County Cultural Heritage Center (the original post office building). As you turn up South Street, you will see the building (now in need of some major love and care) that once housed California’s very own hospital and private residence for the doctor who ran it.

The next sight is one of the greatest sights Old Town California has to offer; the Victorian era Eitzen Mansion built in 1898 by Charles A. Eitzen. The Eitzen Mansion has had many titles and uses over the last 100+ years, now presently a private residence after extensive renovations by the current owners Richard and Pam Green, great and very active patrons towards the revitalization of Old Town.

Turning left up Oak Street will move toward what used to be known as “Uptown California.” Rows of historic buildings and homes line the street on either side, filled with private residences and a happy selection of businesses (including Winding Road Gifts & Interiors) and the Moniteau County Library. While there are some storefronts standing vacant, we like to think of them as full of possibilities rather than empty.  If you have a creative side, consider the many possibilities one of our affordable storefronts can offer your business in an area full of new life.

Locally Owned Buchanan Street Businesses (Business Hwy 50)

Looking for a florist shop or local eatery? Venture through our one stoplight and down Buchanan Street (Business Hwy 50) to see all “Up-Town” California has to offer!

Nic Nac Café – Hometown café with the best fried chicken around.
Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant – A great selection of Mexican food made fresh and fast.
Burger Haus – Hometown fast food with a great lunch and dinner buffet all week long.
The Flame – Offers a large home-style menu with good variety.

Bond Pharmacy – Gifts and home décor
Originals – Flowers and gifts
The Flower Shop – Flowers and gifts