The hub of every community starts with their downtown and Farmington’s Historic Downtown District is no exception. Quaint local shops and an impressive menu of “urban-esque” cuisine and wine from local wineries as well as regional arts & crafts shops, galleries, coffee houses, and boutiques.
Historical buildings are located throughout the Downtown area and now house locally owned and operated businesses. Historic buildings provide tangible links with the history of a community. They reflect the economic and social conditions which were in place when they were new, as well as changes which have occurred over the years. The historic resources in Downtown Farmington are no exception. The area around the St. Francois County Courthouse continues to function much as it did in the early 20th century, and many of the buildings found there today look and serve as they have for decades. A strong relationship between the City of Farmington, Farmington Downtown District Authority, Farmington Historical Society, and the Farmington Historic Preservation Commission has been built to maintain the historic charm while still incorporating progressive businesses.
The businesses that line these corridors of the Downtown area have aided in Farmington’s role as a regional shopping hub by providing a variety of products and services that draw in people from all over St. Francois County and its surrounding areas.
Must See Locations
Al’s Place – The slender half-stone Farmington jailhouse hasn’t held a prisoner in years. But during the peak cycling season, a handful of local prisoners regularly clean and do the laundry for the 14 bunks inside. This is the only biker hostel between Farmington and Virginia for cyclists riding the TransAmerica Trail, which curves from Oregon through the Midwest to Virginia. At the hostel, called the Trans Am Inn or Al’s Place (in honor of Farmington bicycling enthusiast Al Dziewa who died of cancer in 2003), cyclists can park their bikes in the lower level, take a load off in a cozy bunk bed, and enjoy a cup of coffee on the upper level. Now, a kitchen, large table, and computer area offer amenities of civilization some bikers haven’t seen for miles.
Butterfield’s Florist is dedicated to being your life-long florist of choice. We strive to convey our customers love in every arrangement. For over 100 years, we have proudly served Farmington & the Mineral Area with our quality floral designs and unique gift items. Don’t miss us!
ColJac Artisan Café Downtown – Downtown is in our name. We lovingly bake muffins, pastries, and bread from scratch every single day. Our artisan-baristas craft specialty DuBuque espresso drinks, coffee, frappes, and real fruit smoothies.
Country Junction – Come in and browse our primitive decor filled with rustic furniture to country curtains, bedding and candles. We carry a large selection of handcrafted items made locally. We want you to feel like you’ve stepped back in a time that reminds you of going to grandma’s house. Country Junction Primitives-bringing a little bit of Old St. Charles to Farmington
Dress 2 Impress Resale Boutique…where it doesn’t have to be expensive to be impressive! We carry an array of dress clothing, from snappy casual, business attire, formal wear and everything in between. All clothing is donated then washed, dried and steam cleaned through our vocational training program, Visions of Hope. We also provide FREE interview and work attire for low income individuals seeking employment.
Krekeler Jewelers has been Turning Husbands into Heroes since 1938! From dazzling diamonds imported directly from Antwerp, Belgium to the latest styles in bridal, anniversary and fashion jewelry, brands like LeVian, Alwan Vahan and Kendra Scott, three generations of the Krekeler family have served their community with a full, in-house goldsmithing and repair shop. We’ll even custom make the jewelry of your dreams!
Laura Belle Boutique – With love and family memories in just about every square foot, Laura Belle Maternity and Baby Clothing Store opened its doors featuring clothes for moms-to-be and baby clothes for boys and girls.
Oasis Christian Bookstore serves Farmington Missouri and the surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to providing quality Christian products and customer service to everyone. We strive to advance the Christian faith, and carry out the great commission, through scripture-based Christian media, including seeing to the reading, listening, viewing, learning and teaching needs of the body of Christ.
Out of Body Massage provides a wide range of massage services to suit your relaxation/pain management needs. Massage services include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Prenatal, Thai Yoga, Hot Stone, Himalayan Salt Stone, Ashiatsu, and more. We are located at 3 N Main St. in beautiful downtown Farmington.
Sweetheart Chocolates located at 19 S. Jackson Street in downtown Farmington is a candy lover’s dream come true! We have a huge variety of chocolates, candies, gummies, Jelly Belly, the M&M Colorworks Station, fresh Gelato and so much more! Sweet, sour, creamy, crunchy, hard or chewy, we’ve got it! The largest Sugar Free assortment around! We ARE the ‘Sweetest Corner in Town’!
Pine Mountain Country is your local stop for the ultimate touch of country and town. Try our unbeatable coffee drinks, beers, wines, etc. Or shop for all your natural, handmade bath and beauty products. If that’s not enough, come by on the weekend and enjoy karaoke, poetry, open mic, and of course live music!!
Southern Sins Boutique – A contemporary chic meets southern sass. At SSB we are a one stop shop for every female. We cater to women of all sizes, shapes, and their unique style.
The Factory – The Factory is a 75-year-old former garment industry property that has been totally renovated and developed into a visitor destination in historic downtown Farmington. Located two blocks behind City Hall, it includes a 45,000-square-foot, climate-controlled indoor mall with over 60 specialty shops, artist and ballet studios, a café, a walking track and a tourist information center.
Unique Image – Don’t dress boring! Shop at Unique Image & express your individual style! Inspired by music, we carry a wide variety of band t-shirts & other band merchandise! We also have body jewelry, incense, tapestries, posters, pillows, purses, stickers, blankets, hats, & more! Stop by & pick up an awesome gift or treat yourself!
White Weddings is your destination for bridal and formal wear in historic downtown Farmington, Missouri. Our professional staff is dedicated to making your shopping experience pleasant and stress-free. At White Weddings your big day is our top priority!