Tagged as a “Daytripper” post, I also added the “Downtown” tag as this would more than fit the “Saving Downtown” series I’ve been doing. As you’ll see in the following pictures, well-kept buildings in an area that the merchants obviously take pride in, will reap rewards for the businesses as well as the city as a whole.
After going to eat at Pacific East with my cousins a number of times, and seeing the area but not having time to really check it out, Coventry has been on my ‘visit’ radar for some time.
So, after hitting the Japanese restaurant for some real sushi, Kristen, Michael, Cydnie and I set out to check out the area.
Our first stop was Attenson’s Antiques and Books, a store with a wide variety of glassware, jewelry, prints and collectibles.
Having been around for so many years, we carry much of what you might find in a traditional shop. We also like to follow the trends, and cater to our eclectic neighborhood. You never know what you will find at Attenson’s Antiques & Books. We are always buying, and our stock changes daily.
Up and down the street, there’s not one empty storefront. And for good reason. Business is steady in every shop we pass or stop into. Businesses draw customers. Period. Even if you’re coming to Coventry for a bite to eat (and there’s LOTS of restaurants and eateries), and you bring someone, they’re liable to see something they’re interested in and come back later with another friend.
Take a moment to savor our fragrant Temple Spice and Bali Spirit incense as you explore our collection of handcrafted silver and beaded jewelry. Checkout our stunning array of jewel tone scarves, one of kind clothing and purses.
Visit our Buddha wall where you will find statues of Buddha, Kwan Yin, Ganesha and other deities both large and small. Looking for that perfect accent piece to make your house or apartment your home? We have everything from paintings, mirrors, table coverings, pillows and curtains in every color of the rainbow. (I was not permitted to take photos in the store, but they have some very unique and interesting merchandise.-mjt)
There was quite the selection of places to eat, too.
TreeCountryBistro offers a large variety of menu selections for you ranging from Japanese Course Dishes and Sushi to Korean such as Bi Bim Bab and Thai traditional curry.
and my favorite restaurant name:
The funnest store in Coventry was Big Fun Toys.
A cornucopia of delights, a cathedral of counter-culture, a warehouse of nerdabilia and nostalgia.
G.I. Joe nirvana for collectors
Star Wars heaven for fans
Candy to take you back to the old days
Remember how disgusting some of these were???
Gnip Gnop tournaments!!
Soft-back comics for the hardcore collectors!
Great day for all of us! Lots of places to browse, the only thing we really needed was more time. Like another week.