If you are a Shop ’til You Drop person, Citrus County is centrally located to some of the best malls around and you should be able to shop to your heart’s content not only locally, but in Tampa, Ocala, Gainesville and Orlando. And we have a new boutique in Hernando!
For everyday needs in Citrus County:
Grocery stores: Publix and Winn Dixie are plentiful and located within miles of each other.
Drug Stores: Walgreens and CVS in many locations.
Franchise Stores: Home Depot (Hwy 19, Homosassa) and Lowe’s (Inverness, Hwy 44) and four local Wal-Mart (Inverness Hwy 44, Lecanto, Hwy 491-Hwy 486 and Cardinal Rd.-Hwy 19, Homosassa; Hwy 41 Dunnellon). There are two Office Depot/Office Max stores (Hwy 44, Inverness and Hwy 19 at the Mall, Crystal River). In Inverness there is a TJ Maxx (Hwy 44). Two ACE Hardwares: 491 and 44. Rural King (Hwy 19 Crystal River-River-Crystal River Mall.)
Have you ever been to the Florida based store Bealls? (two local stores: Hwy 44, Inverness and Hwy 19, Crystal River)… What a shopping treat for Florida apparel and household décor. Bealls has started carrying more name brand apparel also. Look for money off coupons. Senior Day (50 years of age or older)is Tuesday for an extra 15% off and Thursday Florida resident discount day! www.beallsflorida.com.
Organic Foods and Fresh Produce in Citrus County-Publix and Winn Dixie carry a lot of organic products but you may want to try Rutabagas 335 Croft Ave in Inverness 352-344-0056
Try the Hernando Fresh Market on Hwy 41, Hernando, 352.419.4833 www.hernandofreshmarket.com
There are several other local produce stands: Snow’s Country Market and Charlie’s Produce, 4976 Hwy 491 (near Hwy 41, Holder) 352-489-4933. www.facebook.com/SnowsCountryMarket?fref=ts
A food coop-Citrus Locally Grown can provide organic and natural foods…see their website. http://[email protected]
Arbor Trails Nursery: You can also pick your own seasonal produce from hydroponic towers in 40 greenhouses. They also carry garden supplies. Call to see what is available for harvest picking. Located on Croft Rd. Inverness. 352-601-6173 https://www.facebook.com/ArborTrailsNursery
Do you enjoy unique Fashion Boutiques? This area offers a nice shop: Cotton Club (Citrus Ave, Crystal River) www.cottonclubflorida.com
and Patricia’s Boutique(Brooksville) www.patriciasboutique.com
JUST LEARNED: From Shirley of Betty’s Boutique 352-270-8019- 2408 N Heritage Oaks Path; Heritage Plaza. Went to Betty’s yesterday and I like! They carry a lot of brands including Fresh Produce, Alex Evening, Brighton, Anuschka, Clara Sun Woo, Cut Loose, Lola Jean, Nic+Zoe, Oh My Gauze!, Samuel Dong, Spartina 449 and Yushi. Monday-Saturday 10-5 next to Cattle Dogs Roaster.
If you are looking for a lunch and shop or looking for the unusual gift, try :
Crystal River Heritage Village www.theshoppesofheritagevillage.com Citrus Ave area: Highlander Café, The Teahouse, and Amy’s on the Avenue Shopping & Bistro are great places for lunch and there are several cute shops including Cotton Club, Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts, The General Store, to explore for a special treasure or gift. Try the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon antiques, curiosity shops, gift shops…off Hwy 41. Try Grumbles House Antiques and Garden Shop.
Inverness has Ritzy Rags and Glitzy Jewels https://www.facebook.com/RitzyRagsandGlitzyJewels.etc
for shopping and Coaches, Pine Street Pub and Little Italy, Stumpknockers for lunch.
Looking for the unusual?
Jewelry and accessories: The Glass Garage(Stained Glass Artist’s Studio) www.theglassgarage.net
Pottery:Pepper Creek Pottery www.facebook.com/peppercreekpots
Click on each shopping center’s link to learn more:
Shopping Less than an Hour Drive :
Berkshire Oaks (Ocala) includes Kohl’s, H.H. Gregg and Sports Authority (Ocala…off Hwy 200 near I-75).
Market Street at Heathbrook in Ocala on Hwy 200 includes Dillard’s, Dick’s Sports World, Barnes & Noble, Chicos Outlet, Talbots Outlet, ULTA and DSW Shoe Warehouse. www.marketstreetocala.com
Shopping that is an Hour Drive or More :
Westshore Plaza (Tampa) www.westshoreplaza.com/directory/
Oaks Mall (Gainesville) Dillard’s, Macys, Belk’s www.theoaksmall.com/
Tioga Town Square (Gainesville) www.tiogatowncenter.com/
The Shoppes of Wiregrass (Wesley Chapel) www.theshopsatwiregrass.com/
Tampa Premium Outlets (Lutz) https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/
The Florida Mall (Orlando) www.simon.com/mall/the-florida-mall
Millenia Mall (Orlando) http://www.mallatmillenia.com/
In Citrus County, food and the basic necessities of life are close at hand without the traffic you’ll experience in the big cities, but when you want a shopping field trip, try Ocala, Orlando, Gainesville or Tampa.