One of the pleasures of shopping in Alachua is the small town charm of Main Street, with small family-owned shops lining a winding street right out of the 1950’s.
You can shop for gifts, art. crafts and what-nots at Christie’s on Main Street, with even more at My Sweet Art and Garden Gallery. Stop for a Monster Burger from Conestoga’s or have a pizza at the Main Street Pie Company. If you feel like a gourmet Italian dinner, try Ristorante Deneno’s. Several new shopping centers are being developed just outside of Alachua’s historic district. The Alachua Towne Centre promises to maintain the town’s charm with a pathway that takes you through a small city park under a canopy of oaks. The Alachua Gateway Center will blend nature and development with Florida-style architecture in a setting of towering live oaks and dogwood trees.