JANUARY 2011

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There is no doubt that the last couple of years has taken a toll on our specialty shoppes in our quaint little shopping district. Being in the business of renting our cottages in Heritage Village to specialty shops, it has been a rough ride keeping our shoppes filled, since we are a community of shops that are not a necessity.


In recent times, I decided to be one of them by opening a shop. This would not only let me walk in their shoes, but also have some fun too boot! Along with some creative friends of mine, we decided to take on the challenge of opening a Gift & Home Decor shop in the Heritage House. It has been a long time since I have been in this position and boy, is it an eye opener! A flood of memories come back daily, since this is not my first rodeo. I, along with partner Toni Chatman, had "Simple Country Pleasures" over 25 years ago (where Cafe on the Avenue sits today). One memory, that happened this Christmas too, was my holiday decorations at home and personal shopping did not happen until Christmas Eve and after. This reminded me that my priority, as a specialty shop, is making sure our customer shopping experience is #1. Let me just say, lots of organization and thinking ahead is my #1 for 2011 New Year's Resolution! haha I also want to say, I have a whole new respect for my neighbor shops and the hard work it takes to stay in business!


A BIG thank you to our faithful customers! Because of you, our Historic Downtown District is not a ghost town! Please continue to spread the word about our quaint specialty shoppes, in the heart of Historic Downtown Crystal River.


Here's to a Brighter 2011!


Happy New Year!


Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick

Project Co-ordinator & Developer of The Shoppes of Heritage Village

Co-ordinator of The Creative Co-op of the Heritage House

657 N. Citrus Avenue

Crystal River Florida 34428


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In The Spotlight
Lots Going On...
Just A Note...
January Savings
Please Visit Our Website

"What's Happening on the Avenue"

Shoppes of Heritage Village 
Be sure to visit the following links to the Shoppes of Heritage Village.
 You can also follow the link to the Shoppe's Website for further details

Manatee Toy Co.

The Cotton Club  
La-Te-Da Boutique 352-563-2572


Cafe on the Avenue

 Heritage House
All About Nature

SuGaBug Kids

Secret Garden


MaryBeth's Bridal 



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Lots Going On...

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Friday, January 7th

Earn $25 SuGaBucks

when your purchase $50 between 5-7 p.m.

SuGaBucks can be redeemed on your next $50 purchase.

For more information, call 352-563-0650.

 Saturday, January 8th


Market Day with Art is adding treasures to our 2nd Saturday Event. We are looking for antiques and vintage collectibles to compliment our artists and crafters.
This addition will also be invited to join us
on the Grounds of Heritage Village
during The Manatee Festival, if they participate
on January 8th Market Day.
Market Day Vendor
Information & Application

Just A Note...

Hometown Athletics
We hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! We would like to thank everyone who worked on the Christmas float this year. We took "Best Commercial Entry" in both the Crystal River and the Inverness Parades!!! We couldn't have done it without you! We are looking forward to an exciting year full of great opportunities and endless possibilities!

We have a great special at our store during this month of January! 20%-30% OFF IN STOCK Letterman Jackets. Does not include embroidery or sewing of a letter/patch. This special ends January 31, 2011.

For more information, please call 352-563-2200.

~ Brian and Penny DeBusk

The Cotton Club
Happy New Year!
We want to thank each of you for your support during the past few years - especially during the struggles of 2010. Our success is due to our wonderful customer base created over the years. We strive to be the best in customer service - to encourage you to continue to shop with us - and to entice our new customers to become as enthusiastic about The Cotton Club as our many loyal cliental.

We will continue to bring you exciting new lines as well as your favorites including Brighton jewelry and accessories - Vera Bradley - Tommy Bahama - Fresh Produce Sportswear - I Can Too - and more.


Congratulations to Nancy Roberts of Hernando! Nancy won the drawing for a beautiful Vera Bradley purse. Thanks for participating in the Vera Bradley Open House last month.


~ Dianna and Betsy 

All About Nature
It's All About the Manatees This Month at All About Nature. We stock 6 styles of Manatee T-Shirts and a wide sundae of Manatee items from Statues, Wall Plaques, Posters, Note Cards, Greeting Cards, Jewelry, Books, and Bamboo Cutting Boards.

(Jan. 22nd & 23rd)
Select Style of Manatee T-Shirts
NOW ONLY $10.00 each
Regular $13.99 to $15.99

Call 352-563-1425 for more information.
~ Roger and Pat Osborne

Visit MezMerEyes and check out their extensive selection of fun and funky eyewear or their more elegant designer lines. You will receive that personal touch from Hilda and her staff to help you choose the perfect pair of frames and the latest lens options available. The lines we sell: Dior, Versace, Cazal, Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar, and John Varvatos.

Contact Lens Exams $89.00
 Eye Exam $45.00

Hours: Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:30pm
and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Please call for more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment at 352-795-2020.
~ Hilda Fialko


We are having a "Black Blowout" Sale starting January 3rd. Everything in the store that is black will be reduced from 30%, 40%, and 50% OFF through January 15th. We are making room for Spring merchandise. Don't wait too long to get your size. Additional merchandise will be marked down also.

 Congratulations to Shari Thompson of Tampa who is the December winner of the $100.00 gift certificate. Don't forget to register for the drawing this month.


Join us for our weekly fashion show on Thursday's at The Cafe on the Avenue and The Highlander Cafe during lunch hour.


We are having a Fashion Show Luncheon on Saturday, January 22nd. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. - Lunch is at 12:00 Noon - Tickets are $20.00. There will be door prizes and a raffle benefit at St. Scholastica. I will have tickets next week for sale or you can call Rose Marie at 352-270-3057.


Call 352-563-2572 for more information.


 ~ Cheryl Taylor

 The Bridal House (Mary Beth's Bridal)

Purchase of gift certificate of $200 or more and RECEIVE ADDITIONAL $25.00 MORE OFF! See coupon link below to open and print your coupon. For more information, please call 352-563-0722.



~ Mary Beth O'Steen

January Savings
Click on each shoppe to open and print your coupon.
              Aardvark's Kayak Company Coupon                   All About Nature Coupon

                           Heritage House Coupon                         Hot Heads! The Art of Hair Coupon

Heritage Village Walking Map

 "Whether Crystal River is your home place or you're traveling through, we encourage you to include Heritage Village as a stopping place to relax and unwind during your daily travels near or far. For the traveler, we know your Journey is not complete until you've  found that Unique treasure that represents the memory...our goal is to make sure you find it here at one of our many specialty shoppes".
What more can you ask for...a sense of Yesterday, with an Artistic Flare of today's Market, all for you right here at "The Shoppes of Heritage Village".
 Antique Truck
 Once you turn off of US Hwy 19 in Crystal River onto North Citrus Avenue and see our old red "Classic Antique" truck, you'll know you have arrived. 



These Cottages are available for rent.

For more information, please contact Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick at 352-564-1400.
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