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It’s time to visit Downtown Sycamore–we’ve got some exciting news: new businesses, special activities, fun events and prizes!  The merchants of Downtown Sycamore invite you and your family back to downtown Sycamore during Spring Break. It’s time for downtown Sycamore’s Spring Fling, March 23 through April 1st, visit a participating store for a chance to win one of three baskets filled with goodies.

Enjoy the blooming trees as you wander down State Street. For starters pick up some hand made chocolate or other sweets at our own Sycamore Confectionary. The folks at the Confectionary have been making chocolates since 1982 the old fashioned way by hand. Batches are small, which keeps the chocolate oh so fresh. The fragrance inside is delicious, and filled with wonderful treats like chocolate covered graham crackers in milk or dark chocolate! Sugar free chocolates too!

For more sweet treats visit Ellison’s Bakery, home of the best ever Cinnamon bread! You will find homemade donuts, cookies, pies, custom cakes, and fresh bread.

It’s always a must to visit Puddy the cat at the Sycamore Scent Shop and Boutique. The Scent shop specializes in custom scented bath & body products, hand-crafted jewelry, purses and accessories with a scattering of Antiques and Home Décor.  Puddy can show you around the shop if he’s not too busy napping in the window.

Stomp Shoes, Boots and Accessories have filled their store with the newest spring line of shoes for women, men and children. It’s time to get your feet ready for some fun: running, jumping hiking or just going out for day or evening trip. These quality shoes are always fit perfectly to your feet by a professional staff.

This week Christian Connection will be showcasing their new Computerized Music Media center called “myMedia BurnBar”. It’s a really cool way to listen to music and then create your own customized CD right in the store and during Spring Fling week get an extra discount on your selections.

Across State Street, at Made Just for You enjoy a Tea Demonstration on Saturday March 24th, to teach you how to properly use loose leaf teas. Made Just for you specialized in local hand crafted gifts.  During Spring Fling Franklin’s Frames and Art, will première their brand new line of Quilt and Rug Hangers.

Sycamore Antiques as just opened an antique furniture showroom in the Sycamore Center located right next-door. This exciting expansion has given our Sycamore Antique experts the space to truly showcase their entire collection of antiques.

If you are thinking of sprucing up your home during this year’s spring break cleaning project then stop at Paulson Appliance & Electronics. A name you can trust in Sycamore since 1977, known for quality products and service. Paulsen’s have joined forces with BrandSource (a national buying cooperative) so they can give you the best of both worlds: competitive pricing and local dealer service.

Its springtime so Love may just be in the air if so you might need something extra special for your someone– stop in D&D Jewelers, for a beautiful collection of sparkling gems.

For those of you who want to keep your hands busy there are several events all week. At the Art Attack School of Art, classes will be going on all week. This non-profit organization of volunteer artists features art classes for ages 8 and up, or 7 and under with an adult. Students can learn how to make a clay birdhouse, create jewelry or even take an old t-shirt and make it new.  Find all the classes listed on their website or stop in at the Art Attack School of Art. Family discounts are offered.

At Sweet Earth it’s their 3rd annual Bead-a-thon, a week long event that’s all about beading with over 30 classes. This year’s theme is BEad Happy! If you have always wanted to learn to make jewelry, refresh your skills or see the latest techniques please join us. Sweet Earth is Downtown Sycamore’s largest gift & specialty shop featuring in house custom jewelry repair and gift engraving. Check out their website for the entire complete Bead-a-thon schedule or pick one up at Sweet Earth.

Blue Moon Bikes is a must stop if you are getting ready to hit the road this spring, summer and fall. Blue Moon Bikes is a full service bicycle shop specializing in new and classic bicycles, antique bikes, parts, restoration and repair. Blue Moon has 3 floors of bikes… plus-don’t miss the Bike Museum located on the 3rd floor.

Speaking of Museums-Sycamore’s Midwest Museum of Natural History will have a free activity and live animal visits with general admission all week long. The Midwest Museum is a great learning experience for all ages and fun too. The mission of the Midwest Museum is to teach its guests an appreciation of the natural environment through education and recreation. Look for all educational programs and special events on their website or stop in to pick up a calendar of event.

So who’s new in Sycamore, Glass Gardens, Inc moved from DeKalb and offers stained glass classes, supplies, studio and there own beautiful American made gifts items. During Fling and Bead-a-thon Glass Garden will offer a special glass fusing class.

Prairie on State from Genoa, Illinois has just opened their second Winery and tasting room right on State Street. Enjoy Illinois cheeses, live music and tasting of their award winning wines.

The new owners of The Jane Fargo Hotel welcome you to the newly opened Mitchel Lounge..The Mitchel Lounge is the perfect addition to the Sycamore Restaurant circuit. You’ll find fabulously tender cuts of meat and a great bar. Fantastic daily drink and dinner specials including Wednesdays for ½ price bottles of wine and Friday Night Ladies night.  Stop in and visit and see the on-going historical renovation of our most beloved landmark– Sycamore’s only Boutique Hotel.  If you live outside Sycamore you can come for the day and stay overnight at the Jane Fargo Hotel.

You will never get hungry while visiting Sycamore. There is an array of sit down restaurants to cater to everyone’s palette. The preparation of food really matters to these family owned business that take pride in offering you the best quality food at an affordable price. Taxco for the best authentic Mexican food with the largest selection of Tequila in Sycamore.   On weekends enjoy homemade tortillas. Nats on Maple offers trendy comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere where food and friends come together. Nats is the perfect setting for girlfriends, family or a quiet business lunch.  Villa Verona offers a superb menu of Italian dishes.

When you are ready for something different you can experience Sycamore’s night life, all offer great beer on tap, music and food. P.J’s Court House Bar & Tavern offers live music and an outdoor beer garden. Fat Boyz for Karaoke and MVP Sports known for their patio on the roof, Hinks and Cubs & Spanks offer a great local flavor, low key atmosphere and all with affordable drink prices.

So come for the day or stay the night, remember visit a participating downtown Sycamore businesses during Spring Fling for a chance to win one of three baskets filled with goodies. The baskets are displayed at another beautifully maintained landmark: the Sycamore State Theater, home of the Sycamore Film Festival later in September. The theater is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening where you will always showing a great selection of hit movies.

Business hours vary for each business, so please call, or conveniently find mour hours listed on our websites and Face book pages. Enjoy sycamore this spring break where you can eat, shop, save money, have fun, learn some stuff and just plain enjoy yourself. This Spring break don’t take the by-pass, take State Street,  where you can park out front and walk right in—to our family owned businesses, where you are a priority.

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