Most tourists visit the square for its well-stocked antique shops, but there are some unique stores here that can’t be found elsewhere. Vintage by Judith carries a dizzying array of vintage gowns and period costumes — from Scarlett O’Hara petticoats to ’50s poodle skirts — for sale or rent. Audio Atlanta is one of the last high-end stereo stores in the metro area. And, yes, Eddie’s Trick Shop has rubber hands, stink bombs, and more than 30 different clown noses, theatrical makeup and props for professional magicians.
Small museum on second floor of 1845 building houses exhibits on subjects as varied as the Dahlonega gold rush, the famous Union attempt to steal a Confederate locomotive, and growth of the Bell Bomber Plant, now part of Lockheed/Martin.
Located half a mile east of the Big Chicken, this store is dedicated to serving the community by offering healthy organic food. Also features a vegan cafe.
The metro area’s largest military surplus store is 55 years old and located reassuringly close to the Dobbins-Lockheed military-industrial complex. Whether you need some Kevlar body armor, want a pair of jungle boots or simply hanker for the taste of an MRE, Hodge has it. Now, drop and give me 20, maggot!
Before you run away to join the circus, visit this store, which carries costumes, magic tricks, wigs and makeup, juggling supplies and clown accessories.
Downtown Marietta's largest antique mall. The 17,000-square-foot showroom in a historic building is stocked with old books, glassware, Fiestaware, furniture and more.
Translated in English to "Sweets of France," this restaurant is headed by French chef Luc Beaudet, who dreams of bringing the true taste of fine French pastries made from scratch to America.
Authentic Chicago beef and hot dog dive featuring casual dining and reasonable prices.
For guys who think antique stores are for chicks and middle-aged gay men, this one has a fascinating selection of old gramophones, cameras, sporting goods, tools and old records.
Marietta-based American Gra-Frutti is an artisan with a dedicated gluten-free kitchen to re-create delicious, decadent treats for people with dietary limitations. The popular chewy coconut drops are a mix of finely shredded organic unsweetened coconut, roasted carob, organic brown rice syrup, organic raw agave, virgin organic coconut oil, organic almonds and organic flavorings. No chocolate, caffeine, refined sugars, dairy, preservatives or artificial sweeteners are used in production. There's a handful of gluten-free and vegan cakes. These items have been such a hit that Whole Foods now sells them in all of its Georgia stores with plans to carry them regionally.