Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It may be cold out, but I'm getting some frozen yogurt!

Tropical Moon Frozen Yogurt (907 4th Avenue) is following an interesting concept popular in a lot of parts of the country. Essentially, a customer creates his or her own frozen treat by choosing the type of yogurt and toppings one would like. After the concoction is completed, it is weighed and price is determined by the ounce. Cool concept, and it's made quite the splash here in Huntington.

And for good reason...

It's delicious. Not only are there several types of unique frozen yogurt flavors to choose from, the freedom you have with mixing them is simply delightful. Personally, I like to get about three different yogurt flavors in there... it's just more exciting that way. There are lots of toppings as well. I like to mix it up with some fruit and other (not-so-healthy) sweet things!

Another one of the highlights of Tropical Moon, is its location. One can take a break from shopping downtown to stop in for a quick pick-me-up; or have dessert after a dinner at one of our wonderful downtown restaurants; or treat a date to a sweet snack before going into the Keith Albee for a show.

I'm definitely a big fan, and will be going there for a long time.

Also... don't forget to pick up your stamp card! The more ounces of frozen goodness you rack up, the closer you are to getting free yogurt!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Business is Booming at Heritage Station Shops

The holiday season proved to be a busy time of year for the shops at Heritage Station in recent months!
With a strong push for residents to “buy local”, many of the shops at Heritage Station showed an increase in business in recent months. Many were shopping for holiday gifts, others were visiting for the first time after hearing a radio or TV commercial, and others were visitors in our area looking for that unique local gift. We certainly hope that this is just a glimpse of increased shopping in the Heritage Station area for months and years to come!
The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District is working hard to fill all of the spaces at Heritage Station with unique and special places that will attract local residents and visitors alike.  The current shops include:
  • All About You, hair and nail salon
  • Bottle and Wedge, beer, wine and cheese
  • Common Ground Shoppes, handcrafted home and garden items
  • Essential Gifts, crafts and primitives shop
  • Event Solutions, planning services
  • Finds & Designs, vintage furniture and clothing shop
  • Jameson Cigar Co., cigar and tobacco shop
  • MiAppa (Made in Appalachia), art gallery and more
  • Morrison Studios, photography
  • Peake Office Solutions, Xerox services
  • Red Caboose, regional artisan gift shop
  • River and Rail Bakery, bakery and coffee shop
  • Sadler and Smith, general contracting services
  • Watercolor Dreams, art gallery
Heritage Station is also home to the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District. There are a few shop spaces available, so if you or someone you know is interested, please contact the GHPRD office at 304.696.5954 for more information.
The next time you’re downtown, stop by Heritage Station and see what unique gifts are waiting for you!