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Twin Cities: A Shopping Destination

From a factory outlet mall with more than 30 stores, to numerous antique shops in downtown Centralia or unique boutiques in historic downtown Chehalis, visitors can find plentiful shopping in the Twin Cities.

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Centralia Factory Outlets

Directions: Take Exit 82 off of I-5, stores are located on both sides of the freeway

Centralia Factory Outlets Offer Discounts for Shoppers

By The Chronicle

Centralia offers more than 30 outlet stores on both sides of Interstate 5 just off of the Harrison Avenue exit. The outlet mall includes Chico’s, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Helly Hansen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour and Nike.

“We have a lot of big deal stores and a lot of great names,” said Renate Johnson, the marketing and property manager for the outlets.

“An outlet mall has name brands at discounted prices,” Johnson said.

Manufacturers sell merchandise directly to outlet stores, rather than going though a buyer like regular stores, making them able to offer 25 to 65 percent off.

 

Centralia Factory Outlets

Location: on both sides of Interstate 5 off off Exit 82

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thrrough Saturday

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Info: www.centraliaoutlets.com

 

Downtown Centralia

Directions: From I-5 take exit 82, and take a right at the end of the offramp onto Harrison Ave. Keep right at fork and follow signs for City Center.

Downtown Centralia Has More Than Just Antiques

By The Chronicle

Downtown Centralia has long been a destination for antique lovers, but it also draws in customers with its numerous specialty shops.

One of those long-standing businesses is HUBBUB, located at 505 N. Tower Avenue. For more than seven years, the unique storefront has offered contemporary crafts and gifts ranging from jewelry, hats and housewares to toys and home decorations.

“Mostly it is practical everyday things that you use,” owner Rebecca Staebler said. “That’s my passion, to support and celebrate people who make and sell their art.”

Colorful sculptures by local artist Bill Wilson were recently added to form the Hub City Art Park just outside the HUBBUB.

The goal was to create “green space” in downtown Centralia, something other than an asphalt parking lot, Staebler said.

“I’m just thrilled that people are using it and appreciating it,” she said.

Another popular stop is Tegarden’s Chocolates, Pastries and More, which is located inside the historic Fox Theatre near the corner of East Locust Street and South Tower Avenue.

Owner Bruce Tegarden offers gourmet chocolates not readily available elsewhere.

Across the street, visitors can find competing coffee shops that each offer their own brand of caffeinated bliss. At 202 S. Tower Ave., Santa Lucia Coffee offers a relaxed setting and serves up speciality coffee, drinks and meals.

Recently opened just across the street at 120 S. Tower Ave., Brownstone Coffee Lounge offers an alternative for visitors. With comfortable seating, a pool table and street-side tables, the business has become a popular destination.

Dozens of other shopping options line Tower Avenue and Pearl Street, including the antique shops that have become a draw for visitors outside the area.

 

Downtown Centralia Antique Walk

Directions: Walk north from Locust Street along Tower Avenue and Pearl Street

 

Centralia Square Antique Mall

Location: 201 S. Pearl St.

Phone: 360-736-6406

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

 

Up the Creek Antiques

Location: 209 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-330-0427

Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

 

The Shady Lady

Location: 216 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-736-4333

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

 

Abundance Vintage

Location: 109 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-807-4831

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

 

Catty Wampus

Location: 208 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-807-1244

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

 

Northwest Tub Co.

Location: 113 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-330-2882

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

 

Simply Collectables Antiques and Gifts

Location: 216-218 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-736-1330

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday

 

Timeless Treasures

Location: 314 N. Tower Ave.

Phone: 360-736-3898

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thrrough Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

 

Downtown Chehalis

Directions: From I-5 take Exit 77. Travel East to Market Boulevard Make a Left on Market Boulevard.

Historic Downtown Chehalis Provides a Hub for Quilters

By The Chronicle

Historic downtown Chehalis offers many shops for out of town visitors to browse including fabric and quilting stores.

“Quilters drive from all over for our fabric and quilt shops,” said Mitch Moberg, a member of the Chehalis Business Association. “It’s a quilting hub.”

In addition to quilting, shoppers can find a variety of shopping including clothing boutiques, eateries, a museum and even a homebrew store on Market Boulevard in downtown Chehalis.

In the summertime, Chehalis also offers a farmers market on Tuesdays. The vendors set up on Boistfort Street between Pacific Avenue and Market Street.

“The quality of bang for the buck is awesome,” Moberg said.

Moberg encourages out of towners to visit historic downtown Chehalis.

“It’s a great place to stop, people in Chehalis have a lot to be proud of,” he said.

 

Sister’s Fabric Shop

Location: 476 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis

Phone: 360-748-9747

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

 

Billie’s Designer Fabrics

Location: 510 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis

Phone: 360-748-3295

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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