This past Saturday some friends and I decided to head downtown to check out the progress of the downtown revitalization. Things are really starting to come together! Still has a lot of work but I’m impressed with just how much has changed since I first moved here. I loved hanging out downtown with friends back in Madison, IN so I’m glad they are getting Downtown Florence fixed up.
Our first stop was for coffee of course! Soule Café is the new coffee shop that opened up and it is my new favorite spot. The Matcha Latte’s are delicious and their Soule Dirty Dirty Chai is a must try! I love that they are committed to sharing and promoting art from local artists.
After our morning coffee we headed to the main strip to check out the sites and do a little photoshoot in the courtyard area. Such a beautiful spot with ivy growing up the side of the wall. Perfect spot for photos!
Next up, shopping! Main Stream Boutique is really cute with lots of great options. Emily’s sister snagged a really cute pair of wedges during our visit. We also checked out Mi Ladies, their style is a bit on the older sophisticated side but they do have some cute younger looks as well. Definitely worth checking out!
Of course shopping is hard work so we needed some sustenance after that. King Jefe is a great taco place to go for lunch. I’ve been there 4 times now. What?! I like tacos! Don’t judge… ;P Their tacos are far from traditional but so good. The Rising Sun is one of my favorites, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them. They even have great vegetarian options!
The rest of our time was spent just walking around and checking out a few other shops. Probably my top favorite spot downtown is The Dispensary which is a beautiful rooftop bar. Best place to wind down with friends after a long work day. Stay tuned for a post on that in the very near future. 😉
All in all I had a great time and am looking forward to finding out what’s next in the revitalization process! If you haven’t been downtown Florence in awhile you need to head over for a visit.
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