There’s nothing sterile or intimidating about shopping in Lexington County. We’re all about the personal touch. While we do have the convenience of big box shopping centers, we also offer an abundance of opportunities to find that special something. Here’s a list of places meant for exploring and discovering. We call it “The Park and Poke.”
5119 Sunset Boulevard, U.S. 387 across from Hope Ferry Road
803. 520. 2858
Target anchors this new shopping center, which also includes Hand Picked jewelry store, World Market, Best Buy, Big Thursdays, and PetSmart. Restaurants include Five Guys, Salsaritas, and Casa Linda.
Wal-Mart Super Center
5556 Sunset Boulevard
Besides Wal-Mart, this shopping center includes Cato, Dollar Tree, the Shoe Box
and Game Stop. Restaurants included are Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, and Subway.
Wal-Mart Shops at White Knoll
Wal-Mart Super Center, Red Bank
1780 South Lake Drive
Other stores in this center include La Fogatas, The Shoe Department, Sprint, Dollar General, Game Stop, and UPS Store. Restaurants include Hibachi’s, La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, and Little Caesars.
Town Center Crossing - Wal-Mart Super Center, Batesburg-Leesville
115 Church Street
Cato, Cashwell, American General, World Finance and an ABC store share this shopping center with Wal-Mart.
Mayberry still exists, thanks to the friendly people doing business in “The Twin Cities.” Many have been running their family companies for decades. On Main Street in Leesville, you’ll find long-time purveyors of furniture, jewelry and hardware as well as newer hair and nail salons, and a shop selling handmade soaps and candles. The Attic is almost as famous for its gifts as its interior lunch café, The Pine Cupboard. Meanwhile, neighboring Batesburg offers fine shops along North Oak Street. For women’s apparel, try Mae’s. For men’s, try Kennedy’s. There’s a florist, antique shop, hardware store, and Christian bookstore. For lunch, Neighbor’s Café sells salads and sandwiches. But remember: This is a relaxed, traditional town, and many businesses may close on Wednesday. Ahhh, civilization.
www.batesburg-leesvillechamber.org; (803) 532-4339
This rambling 1890s cotton mill, a wonderment of exposed brick, wood floors and high ceilings, contains a diversity of retail shops and professional offices. Two restaurants –one upscale, one country-cooking – draw hungry visitors. So do a luxurious salon, quilting shop, used bookstore, photography studio, and dance school. A 40-acre pond and spillway, reminders of building’s history as a manufacturer of cotton for mattresses and uniforms, add natural authenticity to the attraction.
711 East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
This Mediterranean-styled shopping center is anchored by the popular Flight Deck Restaurant, famous for its tasty food, reasonable prices, and aviation motif – plus the giant recreation of King Kong looming from one wall. Everything here is unique, including a cluster of other restaurants, and several boutiques specializing in jewelry, art, wine, and more. The Lexington Farmer’s Market meets here every first and third Thursday, selling plants, local produce, and dairy and bakery items.
109 Old Chapin Road
Lexington, SC 29072
This stretch of busy highway is lined with several scattered antique stores, enough to prompt city leaders to designate the area its “Antique District.” You’ll have to get in and out of your car, but a wonderful surprise at a good price is worth the effort. For an All-American lunch, stop at What-A-Burger. It’s on U.S. 1, the highway known locally as Meeting Street.
www.visitwestmetro.com/pleasant-places-to-shop; (803) 794-6504
This eclectic collection of old brick storefronts is a plunderer’s dream. Antique stores nose into cafes and rub up against an old-fashioned beauty parlor and hard-rocking concert hall. A book lover can spend hours at Ed’s Editions, a comfy used bookstore; food lovers can sample from the elegant menus at Terra and Al’s Upstairs Italian, two of the Midlands’ most respected restaurants. There’s an espresso store, and the famous Cafe Strudel, famous for its European desserts, Sunday brunch, and college-town atmosphere. The Old Mill Antique Store, and its companion store, The Plant Shop at the Old Mill, provide pleasurables for your home and garden.
State Street West Columbia, before you cross the Gervais Street Bridge
www.visitwestmetro.com; (803) 794-6504
For a detailed list of shopping venues, please visit our Shopping & Specialty Directory.