Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day is coming up, so don't forget the fabulous stores in Downtown Marion when shopping for your loved one.

Valentine's Day is coming up, so don't forget the fabulous stores in Downtown Marion when shopping for your loved one.

There's jewelery and more to be found at ...

Carroll's Jewelers, fine jewelry to fashion
Charleston Place, fashion jewelry to religious

Home Again Stained Glass & More, Buckeye jewelry
Crown Tower, fashion jewelry
Great Impressions, fashion jewelry

The Guild, hand-made fashion jewelry ... and they are the home of the $3 earrings (they're cute! really! I have some)

For your guy, think ...
Buckeye gear at Home Again Stained Glass, Charleston Place and the This N That Shop
Books ... check out Books on Center, Hope Crossing in Charleston Place or Brad's Books & Comics

Lighter or pocket knives ... if he collects them, then the Curiosity Shop is your place
Video games ... Bubbyman's Games & My Dad's Arcade

(they had some of those 80s video arcade machines for sale ...
how cool for your guy's man-cave to have his very own Ms PacMan machine!)

Guitar? Drums? Speakers? ... Musicians 1 Stop is your place

Chocolate ...

The Candy Shack & Cafe' in Charleston Place ... a large variety of delicious chocolates
(they have chocolate covered strawberries ... oh, my, but yum!)

Crown Tower ... they carry Godiva chocolates among many other fine delectable treats
Dinner ... we got ya covered ...

The Warehouse
Infinity at the Harding Hotel
Baires (I think they are doing their Valentine special on Friday, February 10 ... I'll get you more details)

A weekend out of the house?
Haven on the Vine Bed and Breakfast
Victoriana Bed and Breakfast

Other cool ideas ...
A cool bicycle from Rocky's Cyclery

Antiques from The Way We Were
A fine, unique dress or suit from Keefer's Clothiers
A night of bowling from Buckeye Lanes

Tickets to an event at the Palace Theatre

There are so many ideas ... just give me a call if you don't know where a particular store is ... or go to

All the stores at Charleston Place will be open until 7 p.m. next Thursday, February 9 (they even have coupons worth 20% off any purchase over $25 on that day) ... they'll also have Live Music, Wine Tasting & Pairing by Traveling Vineyard, skin care, jewelery, makeup & more. Oh, and Jody at the Candy Shack & Cafe' now has a new Vegetarian & Vegan sandwich and salad. Be sure to stop in!

I mentioned the Palace and they will be presenting Natalie Stovel this Saturday, February 4, 8 p.m. She’s performed everywhere from Oprah to the Grand Ole Opry and now brings her fiddle and big vocal sound to the Palace. You can get a taste of Natalie's music at

Movie: Held over for Friday and Sunday is the movie Alvin and the Chipmonks, Chipwrecked. Cost is $4 for adults; $3 for seniors over 62; and $2 for children 12 & younger. This movie is rated PG and show times are: Friday, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

And while you're there, don't forget Spencer's Theatre of Illusion on February 11 and the winter musical, "Meet Me In St. Louis" February 16 - 19. There's so much going on at Marion's historic Palace Theatre, I encourage you to go to and check it all out for yourself!

Why? Because Downtown Marion matters.

Karen Herr
Manager, Downtown Marion, Inc.
205 West Center Street, Suite 130
Marion, OH 43302