OCTOBER 2013

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Save The Date...
In The Spotlight...
Lots Going On...
Just A Note...
Come Take A Class...
Monthly Specials...



The Date...


26th Annual

Scarecrow Festival & Market Day


Saturday, October 12th

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Would You Like To Participate In Our Event?


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Here is a fun game for all ages!

(Click on "Carve A Pumpkin" image above)




In the Spotlight

In The Spotlight 





The Mullet Hole Tavern


In March 2013, Mike Dias, who has had a successful career in the food and beverage/hospitality industry, decided it was time to take all the knowledge and ideas he had gathered over the years into action by opening up his own restaurant. Dias partnered with Timothy Nee and Jennifer Tellier to open The Mullet Hole Tavern.


Dias knew he wanted to be in the downtown Crystal River area so it was a perfect fit to place the restaurant in the old Livery Stable located in Heritage Village. The location was previously home to Café on the Avenue.


Mike, Tim and Jennifer had concepts and ideas but what they needed was an Executive Chef and they knew exactly who they wanted - Chef Randy Fixman who, among other places, was previously at the Plantation. Mike knew Randy would have the same desire to bring fresh, local seafood and unique dishes to the people of Citrus County.


After some renovations and upgrades The Mullet Hole Tavern was officially open for business on July 1. Mike and the crew have decorated the Tavern with nostalgic photographs of Crystal River's history. Local artist Ryan Jenkins created an array of copper fish sculptures for the restaurant including a large copper mullet which adorns a waterfall wall in the center of the restaurant.


Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday The Mullet Hole Tavern features fresh, local seafood. Executive Chef Randy Fixman prides himself on only using local produce and fresh just-caught seafood. Chances are the entrée on your plate was caught within the past 24 hours by a local fishing outfit.   Upscale ambiance, amazing food, relaxing music and five-star service will complete your experience at the Mullet Hole Tavern.


Come as you are for lunch or dinner, but reservations on the weekend are strongly recommended.


The Mullet Hole Tavern

631 N. Citrus Avenue


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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


Franklin Anderson Gallery of Art




 Heritage House
The General Store
GlassWerx Studio

Just A Cupcake
Bakery & Cafe


The Mullet Hole Tavern
DownStairs Art
Studio & Gallery
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Upcoming Events Calendar 

Friday, October 11th


Art On The Avenue will held on Friday, October 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. We are encouraging local artists, musicians and performance artists to join us - spaces are just $10 - participants are responsible for their own setups and all artwork must be handmade. The three galleries and studios of Heritage Village will remain open and will be featuring live demonstrations, participatory events and a fun raffle where folks can do an "Art Crawl" where they visit each of the 3 studios to receive a stamp. There are 3 winners each month with an original work of mini-art to be donated by each of the studios.

Participating artists may leave their setups for the following day which is Market Day held every 2nd Saturday of each month and is a separate venue. For more info on "Art On The Avenue" please contact:


                                   Karen Anderson

           Franklin Anderson Gallery of Art - (352) 697-2702


                                        Alexis Ellis

     DownStairs Pottery Studio and Gallery - (352) 249-6170


                                   Debra Hawthorne

            GlassWerx Glass Art Studio - (352) 586-8546


For info regarding Market Day,

please contact Laura Lou at 352-564-1400.

Saturday, October 12th


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.


Would You Like To Participate

In The Scarecrow Festival?




Friday, October 18th



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Just A Note... 




For more information, call (352) 563-2582.



Gone By




We are open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun.11am-4pm.


For more information, call (352) 228-4931.




 Come Check Out Our Website



Go to

 and take a lovely tour

of our Heritage House.

For more information,

call (352) 564-1400.



A Little Hungry? or


  Click this link to open and print your menu from Just A Cupcake


Also, we are open until 8:00pm

on Friday, October 11th (Art on the Avenue)


For more information, call (352) 601-1556



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            Come Take A Class

   With Us at Heritage Village 



DownStairs Art  Studio & Gallery 


DownStairs Art is looking for students! Pottery lessons for individuals or small groups start at $25/hour for adults and $18.75/hour for students. All skill levels welcome! Open studio time is available for advanced students at hourly, weekly or monthly rates. Contact Ellis the Potter (352) 257-5129 or or visit for more information and to schedule a lesson today.




We are offering classes in stained-glass all inclusive from $35, fusing classes from $25, & mosaics classes. Some are "make it, take it" one session classes while others are 4-week courses. Also offer refresher courses, workshops, and private classes. A popular class is "Fusing Friday," no experience or appointment needed from 6 to 8 on Friday evening. We can also accomodate groups for parties, fundraising projects, ladies night out with wine & cheese and more.....For more information, call (352) 586-8546.


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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. 



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  Please call

Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick

at (352) 302-3026

for more information. 

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