You might have lived in Zionsville for many years or just moved to town, but chances are you’ve at least driven down Main Street and seen the small town charm that this street radiates. You’ve ordered a pizza at Greek’s Pizzeria or licked ice cream at The Scoop, but here are a couple unique shops you might not have noticed at first glance.

1. Persnickety Stitchers

Inside the unassuming storefront of Persnickety Stitchers lie the endless possibilities of the world of cross-stitching. No longer is cross-stitching just for Victorian housewives! This shop is home to every color of thread visible by the human eyes, including varieties with glittering or shimmering interwoven threads, perfect for the expert and newbie alike.

2. Three Dog Bakery

Maybe you’re not the kind to give your dog’s birthday parties, but maybe you are! Whether you want a pup-friendly cupcake (or pupcake!) or just a few treats for your good boy, Three Dog Bakery has you covered. Sure, a dog bakery is an unexpected concept, but Three Dog Bakery has covered the niche perfectly (and if you have the chance to pet a dog, always pet a dog).

3. The Cinder Box

Never heard of a fireplace shop? Most haven’t either, and if you’re asking what might be in a fireplace shop, ask no longer. The Cinder Box does sell actual fireplaces, but also all the maintenance supplies and chimney sweep services needed to keep that fireplace looking good as new.

4. Village Antique Mall

Just one door down from The Cinder Box is a never-ending universe of the Village Antique Mall. A different person rents out every booth, so the variety is endless, and always changing. You can find your next rare coin or old furniture and support local businesses and individuals at this quirky antique mall.

5. Fivethirty Home

Our final stop is at the specialty store that focuses on the house: Fivethirty Home. The décor gives off the farmhouse feel with a touch of chic and just the right level of comfort. And what is the unsung hero of this shop? The variety of milk paint to fulfill your DIY instincts! There is every color imaginable, as well as workshops and how-to tips to give you the best opportunity to nail that paint job.