Rooster and I spent the afternoon hanging out in downtown Metropolis. The tiny community resembles Smallville more than a hustling, bustling metropolis, but we found one main street running through the tiny town lined with some very interesting businesses. We discovered a quilt shop and a store with a life-like replica of the Blues Brothers. Sissy’s- A Sweet Shoppe and ReFind were the two businesses on Market Street where Rooster and I spent time.
Our experience at Sissy’s in Metropolis
We found Sissy’s on our short walk down Market Street. Rooster and I love coffee houses. We did a year-long search to find the best coffee house in Indiana where we could spend an afternoon writing. The hardest part of the COVID lockdown for us being the closure of coffee shops. We didn’t have our computers with us, but we couldn’t resist the urge to wander inside for a cup of Chai.
The décor at Sissy’s centered around farmhouse chic. The table where we sat, made out of an old door and pipe, added to the atmosphere. A series of pictures hung on the shop’s back wall dedicated to Metropolis gave this coffee house a local flair. While Rooster and I enjoyed our tea, people walked into the shop to purchase bakery items. It appeared this tiny coffee house attracted a lot of local customers.
Our experience at ReFind in Metropolis
We didn’t have to walk down Market Street very far before we stumbled across ReFind. They advertise themselves as a Junnktique Market, and Rooster couldn’t stop himself from going into the shop. I was glad we decided to pay a visit to this unique store. We found a wide assortment of antiques mingled with handcrafted items.
I loved the bottle tree.
Windchimes made out of assorted found metal items, such as knives, forks, and spoons, attracted my attention.
Bluebottles caught my eye.
I found some chickens but didn’t take them home.
I loved the sign behind the counter.
Other stuff I didn’t take home.
We purchased two unique items to bring home with us. The first was an old window transformed into a colorful painting. When it is placed in our window, it catches the light and spreads a colorful display into the room. Our second purchase was a birthday gift for our New York City son-in-law. If you ever journey to Metropolis to find Superman, Rooster and I suggest you take a stroll down Market Street. There are a lot of treasures to discover tucked into the small shops there.
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3 thoughts on “Metropolis”
It sounds like a fun trip! I was never a regular coffee house person, but pre-pandemic we would visit some while walking around Philadelphia or after a movie.
Beautiful photos. Sissy’s like a bottle museum. LOL.