Spotty Dog Books & Ale: Home to the Evans Hook & Ladder Co., the C.H. Evans Firehouse was built in 1889. Fast-forward to 2004, when a descendant of the original Cornelius H. Evans (a hobbyist brewer) converted the two-story space into an independent bookstore and beer bar.
Otto's Market: Former Whole Foods exec Otto Leuschel channels a grocer of yesteryear at this four-year-old business, which took over a 1927 store and carries produce, jams, and eggs from community farms.
Me-Oh-My Cafe & Pie Shop: Coconut cream, pecan, chocolate mousse, strawberry-rhubarb—pie's the star at this joint, except on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, when Me-Oh-My stages its newly minted "10 Dollar Dinners."