After a thorough investigation of the gag gifts, clearance rack and earrings, we moved on to check out a newer arrival: Top Spins.
Top Spins is a small vinyl record store, full of a varied and delightful selection of records, with some tapes, CDs, and VHS tapes thrown in for good measure. The store has a relaxed atmosphere that encourages leisurely browsing, and we spent a happy chunk of our afternoon sifting through the vinyl, enjoying finding both bands we knew and liked and bands we’d never heard of that had strange or humorous names and album art.
I convinced myself that I did not need to buy their entire selection of Johnny Cash on vinyl, at least not until I buy my own record player, and we continued to wander down the Ave.
Bagelicious (in the old Starbucks space) hasn’t opened yet, but as great bagel-lovers, Sadie and I enjoyed peering in the windows and daydreaming of bagels yet to come.
It was a hot, muggy day so after our bagel daydreams, we ended our walking tour with a stop at Aspen Coffee & Tea for something cold to drink.
One of my favorite downtown coffee shops, Aspen has a great atmosphere and great coffee, which is really all you can ask for. Ever. From anything.
Whether you’ve lived in Appleton for as long as I have or even longer, or are a new arrival or just passing through, our growing and changing downtown has something for just about anyone.Taking the time to slow down, walk around and enjoy it was a great experience that I would absolutely recommend.