Village Vim: New stores in German Village
New stores join favorite haunts in historic German Village
German Village hosts brighten up tables with imported linens and place settings from airy Caterina Ltd.
Tessa Berg Photos
A new barbershop and bakery are among the surprises popping up along German Village’s historic bricks. If you’ve never ventured past Katzinger’s and the Book Loft, take an afternoon to explore the changing line-up during the annual Haus und Garten Tour, which returns June 30. germanvillage.com
1. Caterina Ltd.
On nice days, you’ll find the door propped open at this colorful shop with imported housewares, an upstairs art gallery and Christmas decorations for sale year-round. Don’t miss Columbus oil painter Susan Astleford’s show (through October) of Village-themed works. 571 S. Third St., 614-224-7224, caterinaltd.com
2. The Brown Bag Deli
Owner Molly Pesich turns out seriously good sandwiches, like the cranberry-mayo-topped Village Addiction—but locals often invent their own with house-made pesto and cream cheese, fresh lunchmeat and breads from ciabatta to marbled rye. 898 Mohawk St., 614-443-4214, thebrownbaggv.com
3. Franklin Art Glass Studios Inc.
Happen by the humble entrance and you’d never believe it opens into a 35,000-square-foot warehouse that’s been a stained-glass haven for nearly 90 years. After ogling the showroom, schedule a return this fall for a beginner class. 222 E. Sycamore St., 614-221-2972, franklinartglass.com
4. Hausfrau Haven
Inside this longstanding wine and gift shop, owner Faye Muncie offers hundreds of bottles, many labeled as favorite picks. Sip at a tasting bar open from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 769 S. Third St., 614-443-3680, hausfrauhaven.com
5. Check out Salon644’s (644 S. Pearl St.) backyard vegetable and flower garden during a traditional ($20) or gel manicure ($30) with longtime nail artist Rhea Hook.
6. Give your man the smoothest face he’s ever had with a straight-razor shave ($30) at Niko’s Barber Shop (499 S. Third St.). Owner Niko Prokos’ old-school Harley sits in the window.
7. As a girl, Sarah Kellenberger browsed wide-eyed through Helen Winnemore Craft (150 E. Kossuth St.). Now the owner, she offers American-made gifts like jersey knit scarves ($33).
8. Co-owner Kelly Fankhauser dares you to have just one cupcake at her new bakery, Kittie’s Cakes (495 S. Third St.). Lose the bet with the PB&J’s ($3.75) raspberry filling and peanut-butter buttercream icing.