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Urban Exploration: The Shoppes of Avondale

Originally constructed in the 1920's, this strip of retail stores on St. Johns Avenue still brings in the crowds with a diverse collection of upscale specialty retail boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

Published November 14, 2007 in Neighborhoods      5 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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The Historic Shoppes of Avondale is located at the intersection of St. Johns Avenue and Ingleside Avenue. You can reach this urban shopper's mecca by taking Roosevelt to Edgewood (South), which will run into St. Johns Avenue, one block north of the strip.

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November 14, 2007, 08:20:21 AM
I noticed Chico's was moving. Wonfering if you will see an upscale shift to the st.johns town center.


November 14, 2007, 08:58:02 AM
St. Johns Avenue seems to be more local oriented, while SJTC is a regional outdoor shopping mall with national chains.  It has a natural flavor and sense of place that SJTC can't compete with or even tries too.  St. Johns Avenue and San Marco Square should continue to roll along just fine, no matter happens off JTB and 9A.  Btw, I thought Chico's was negotiating to open a location at 1661 Riverside.  Did that fall through?


November 14, 2007, 09:02:27 AM
There should easily be room for more than one location.


November 15, 2007, 11:54:59 AM
a yea that place look like its cwarling with old people


November 15, 2007, 12:20:41 PM
Its actually pretty popular with yuppies.  Especially the restaurants like The Brick, Biscotti's and Cabash.
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