Around Town with Amelie: Issue 2

Amelie Hayne, Reporter

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In need of something fun to do around town? Second street has many entertaining options.

2nd street provides a fun way to spend your weekend. 

With a 5 minute walk from the Austin Central Library, and between Guadalupe and Colorado Street, you will find 2nd Street. This street is home to some of the best local retail places to grab a bite to eat, and entertainment in Austin. 

For a bite to eat look no further then Flower Child, located at the west end of 2nd Street. Flower Child makes their food using fresh ingredients and they make sure to provide a variety of options no matter what your diet restrictions are, whether you are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or peskatarian. You can even find options if you are sugar-free dairy-free, and gluten-free, but that doesn’t mean that the food won’t taste good. The staff are all very friendly and nice and will help you with anything you need, just don’t be afraid to ask. 

If you are looking for some retail therapy, then make sure to check out Urban Outfitters located just a few blocks from Flower Child. 

They carry a variety of clothing for both women and men, as well as a variety of home, beauty and lifestyle products, perfect for browsing. Whether you are looking for something specific or just looking around Urban Outfitters will provide a good experience, from the friendly staff to the wide selection of products you will be able to find something for you. 

If you want to check out a new movie make sure to stop by Austin’s locally owned and operated, Violet Crown Cinema. Not only does this movie theater show new movies, but also has screenings of independent, documentary, international, and studio films. The ticket pricing ranges from $9 to $15, depending on what show you want to see and what time of the week. The cinema offers 4 hours of free parking in their parking garage with a purchase of a ticket, that gives most people some time to spend on 2nd Street before or after their movie. 

Craving something sweet? Make sure to stop in to Yummi Joy, a local candy shop that carries a wide variety of sweets, perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. You can find a variety of unique candies and sweets throughout the store. The shop carries a variety of options available to customers featuring Sweet Ritual Dairy-Free Ice Cream, Artisan Fudge, Pick and Mix Candy, Nostalgic Candy with vegan, non-gmo, no high fructose corn syrup, gluten free and gelatin free options. They also serve handcrafted coffee options if you are looking to get caffeinated. 

Feeling nostalgic? Don’t miss out on visiting Toy Joy, open in Austin since 1987. Filled with a wide range of stuffed animals, little trinkets and other toys, you will be sure to find something fun to look at. The store carries all kinds of toys imaginable from Pokemon to the Simpsons to Mario and so much more varieties. Make sure to stop by so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

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