Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America, and where two roads meet, you're sure to find businesses, restaurants and fun things to do. Hendricks County has many great crossroads of its own. In this first post in a series I'm calling Crossroads, I’ll give you a tour of some of the local shops and restaurants that you can find at notable intersections in the area. Let’s start in Avon, at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Dan Jones Road. I've even created a custom map for you: [cetsEmbedGmap src=https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216178408200957353621.0004d23f7055da9a9e7a4&msa=0&ll=39.76395,-86.376572&spn=0.022399,0.043602 width=425 height=350 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no]   Northeast corner: Northwest corner:
  • Sweet Treats Cupcakes and Soda Shop: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop at Sweet Treats Cupcakes and Soda Shop. You’ll find cupcakes, fudge and nostalgic sodas.
  • R&R Music Central: With two locations, R&R Music Central offers musical instruments, sound reinforcement, accessories, and even music lessons.
  • Midwest Scuba Center: Planning a Caribbean vacation this year? Stop by Midwest Scuba Center for both diving equipment and education for all experience levels.
Southeast corner:
  • Mr B's Cigar Box: This shop sells cigars and accessories and also offers a bar where you can enjoy a cigar while watching a Colts game. The Cinnamon Rooster in Avon is a great place for breakfast and lunch!
  • Cinnamon Rooster: Start your trip to these crossroads with breakfast at the Cinnamon Rooster. And take a 12” pizza-style cinnamon roll home for later!
  • Cherish Jewelers: This locally-owned jewelry store is an authorized Pandora dealer, and it would be a great place to do some shopping for Valentine’s Day.
  • Godby Home Furnishings: With furnishings for every room of your home, Godby is a great place to go when you’re ready for some new furniture. The store has three additional Central Indiana locations, making options endless and delivery easy.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more Crossroads features! If you have recommendations, I'd love to hear them in the comments below.