5 Reasons to Experience Shopping in Downtown Huntsville

Fall is slowly descending on Downtown Huntsville and with it comes a new season to experience all that the Rocket City Center has to offer. One of our favorite Downtown features is the collection of unique shopping options. 

For the next two months, DHI’s social media platforms Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube will emphasize these shopping options and why you should experience them again—or for the very first time--this Fall and into the holiday season. To kick off this emphasis, we’re sharing “5 Reasons” why Downtown Huntsville is a fantastic shopping destination.

Reason #1:  You’ll Get to Meet Your Shop Owners

Have you ever walked into a shop and wished you could learn more than just the price of an item? Wouldn’t it be great to know detailed information about the brands, styles, and custom options?

That’s much easier when the actual shop owner is working the store because she or he is the most informed and most invested in your experience. In Downtown Huntsville, you’ll find this experience all around as many owners can be found in their shop throughout the week. This means you’ll receive some of the best customer service anywhere in the City when you shop at the locally operated Downtown boutiques and stores.

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Reason #2:  You’ll Find Many Exclusive and Unique Options

In addition to amazing customer service, Downtown shopping options are filled with unique items including many brands and styles that are exclusive to each boutique. This means you’ll discover great finds that you often can’t buy on-line or elsewhere in the City. 

When shopping in Downtown Huntsville this Fall, you don’t have to settle for generic options or over-common styles.   

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Reason #3:  You’ll Find Almost Anything You Want or Need

Did you know that Downtown Huntsville is the primary trade area (aka main shopping area) for the thousands people that live in and around the Downtown area? That’s a big deal because it means that you can find more than just knick-knacks and souvenirs in the city center. 

While we do have great options for those, you can also find everything from beautiful flowers to everyday hardware and grocery needs to clothing of almost every kind plus furniture and home goods. In other words, you can find as much, if not more, variety of products when shopping in Downtown Huntsville than other areas in the region. 

Simply put: the diversity of shopping options is deep and wide in the Rocket City Center!

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Reason #4:  You’ll Be Surrounded By “Shopping Break” Options All Around

Yes, all of this Downtown shopping will likely make you pretty thirsty and hungry. Fortunately, you don’t have to pack up your car and head out to find great food and beverages during your shopping experience. Indeed, there are over 30 different eating and drinking options conveniently located within just blocks of many shops in the Downtown area. 

You can find craft beverages, light lunches, amazing desserts, and dinners to linger over with friends all around Downtown. And, like the shops, many are unique to Downtown and locally operated!

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Reason #5:  You’ll Experience So Much More than Just Shopping

In addition to fun food and beverages, your Downtown shopping experience is just steps away from amazing public art (try the free Downtown Secret Art Trail), experiential retail (you can play video games, throw axes and much more), enjoy incredible free events (like October’s Pop Up Parks, Fall Buskerfest, LIT Digital Light event and November’s Tinsel Trail) or take in great live music and shows at over 20 venues throughout the city center. 

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In other words, your Downtown Huntsville shopping experience offers unique locally operated shops that are conveniently located near interesting food, beverage, events, and shows (plus, lots of free parking especially in the evenings and weekends!)