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Around the World on Central Street | June 18-27

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Visit Central Street this June to experience somewhere new! The businesses along Central Street will be offering a variety of food, beverage, gifts and services from across the world.

PASSPORT
Pick up a passport at any participating business listed below. Collect stamps when you stop in each business to browse, shop or eat (purchases welcome but not necessary.) Turn in the passports by June 27 at any participating business to enter a raffle to win a $150 Evanston Gift Card! There will be three winners selected on June 28!

The more stamps you collect, the more raffles you'll be entered! For 10 stamps you'll be entered 1 raffle; for 20 stamps you'll be entered in 2 raffles; and for 30 stamps you'll be entered into 3 raffles! Plus, it's more fun to visit all the businesses!

ENTERTAINMENT
Join us at Independence Park on these dates to enjoy the following cultural performances and other activities. Events are weather permitting and cancellations will be announced here and on Instagram and Facebook.

Friday, June 25
12-1pm |
Petra van Nuis French Trio
Grab a to go lunch to enjoy French tunes at the park before shopping on Central Street.

Saturday, June 26
9am-12pm |
Aim & Ailie Pop-Up will offer bang trims for a donation to benefit the Evanston Pride.
12-2pm | Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will host an array of arts & crafts activities for kids and adults.
12:30-1:15pm |
Native American artist Ronnie Preston of the San Carlos Apache Nation will perform storytelling, dancing, and drumming and teach about Native culture through art. This event is cosponsored by the Mitchell Museum and Central Street Evanston.

Events will take place at Independence Park near Central Street. In the event of inclement weather, we will try to reschedule these events.

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Preston's Florist | 1726 Central Street

Preston's Florist | 1726 Central Street

Visit Preston's to view the Scotland window display and stop in for 20% off in-store purchase on flowers, plants or gifts (excludes balloons).  

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Hewn | 1733 Central Street

Hewn | 1733 Central Street

Travel back in time to when everything was made in-house, from scratch daily. The word hewn—which means to give form or shape with heavy cutting blows by hand—is a way to connect the past with the future. Try out a new bread or get a loaf of your favorite and don't forget to treat yourself to a pastry! 

Plus, celebrate Hewn's 8th anniversary by entering the coloring contest. Pick up a contest sheet so you (and your kids) can draw your favorite Hewn treat. Turn it in by June 25 to enter to win a prize!  

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Beat Street Gifts & Toys | 1804 Central Street

Beat Street Gifts & Toys | 1804 Central Street

Beat Street has so many treasures! Their toys and gifts are from all around, but make sure you seek out their beautiful French puzzles and Italian blow up toys!  

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Raven and Dove Jewelry & Gift | 1810 Central Street

Raven and Dove Jewelry & Gift | 1810 Central Street

Raven and Dove has a wide variety of gifts and unique china from France and England. While you're there, take in the smells of the collection of soaps, lotions and bath bombs. 

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Page One Books | 1808 Central St.

Page One Books | 1808 Central St.

Stop in Page One Books to discover a new author from around the world. They'll help you find the perfect book for your interests! 

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Beth's Little Bake Shop | 1814 Central Street

Beth's Little Bake Shop | 1814 Central Street

Visit Beth's Little Bake Shop to experience the tastes of a true French patisserie! Macarons, baked goodies and beautiful cakes...stop by a tasty treat.

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Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony | 1901 Central Street

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony | 1901 Central Street

London, France, and Underpants: A special selection of gifts inspired by England, France and travel! 

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Leonidas | 1907 Central Street

Leonidas | 1907 Central Street

Visit Leonidas Cafe for the best of Europe including fresh Belgian chocolate, Italian coffee and espresso, authentic French crepes and Belgian waffles. 

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Trio Evanston | 1913 Central Street

Trio Evanston | 1913 Central Street

Trio Salon carries wonderful French products that will have you feeling your best. Stop by to peruse their selection or make an appointment for a new look! 

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Prairie Joe's | 1921 Central Street

Prairie Joe's | 1921 Central Street

Visit Prairie Joe's to feast on cuisines of the "ancient enemies," from Greece through Turkey to Armenia and Iran. Understand Middle Eastern cuisine through cultural history and ownership of food dishes. 

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Comida | 1928 Central Street

Comida | 1928 Central Street

Margaritas, tacos, fajitas, and more - visit Comida Cantina for a taste of Mexico!

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Gracie's | 1929 Central Street

Gracie's | 1929 Central Street

Dip your toes into the Mediterranean at Gracie's, where you'll find Grecian jewelry you won't find anywhere else!  

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Beer on Central | 1930 Central Street

Beer on Central | 1930 Central Street

Ever had a beer abroad and wished you could try it again? Beer on Central is featuring delicious Belgian style and German style beers. Stop by to grab a six pack and try a new style! 

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Pinto Thai | 1931 Central Street

Pinto Thai | 1931 Central Street

Looking for a taste of Thailand here in Evanston?! Look no further than Pinto Thai, with delicious curries, noodle dishes and tasty drinks. 

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Bluestone Restaurant | 1932 Central Street

Bluestone Restaurant | 1932 Central Street

Need a little slice of home after your "travels"? Bluestone is serving up a specialty burger to give you that American vibe while you explore elsewhere. Show them your passport for 10% off your bill. Cheers! 

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Sew on Central | 1937 Central Street

Sew on Central | 1937 Central Street

Sew on Central has an entire series of fabrics from Japan. While you're there, sign up for a sewing class or pick up an embroidery kit from Canada! 

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The Spice House | 1941 Central Street

The Spice House | 1941 Central Street

Visit The Spice House for a taste of India including a variety of curries, curry blends, whole pods and seeds. Check out the house-blended curry or create your own unique blend. 

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MilleFiori! | 1943 Central Street

MilleFiori! | 1943 Central Street

Inspired by an old-world European flower shop, MilleFiori has the best of both worlds. New plants and flowers with the knowledge and expertise of an age old practice. 

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Backlot Coffee | 2006 Central Street

Backlot Coffee | 2006 Central Street

Pick up a bag of delicious and locally roasted coffee from Backlot! Explore the different regions of South America where their beans are grown.

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Tag's Bakery | 2010 Central Street

Tag's Bakery | 2010 Central Street

Sip espresso and a tasty florentine from Tag's Bakery and Cafe. Stroll the street or sit in the park with your Italian favorites! 

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Lois and Company | 2014 Central Street

Lois and Company | 2014 Central Street

Lois and Company is offering fair trade gift items all the way from Thailand. Stop by to check out the collection of pins, cards and decorated metal boxes.

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Lush Wine & Spirits | 2022 Central Street

Lush Wine & Spirits | 2022 Central Street

Lush Wine & Spirits is the quintessential French bistro! Swing by to enjoy French wines and appetizers on their back patio.  

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Allegro Dance Boutique | 2114 Central Street

Allegro Dance Boutique | 2114 Central Street

Visit Allegro Dance Boutique to view beautiful Danse De Paris leotards! Danse De Paris is a dancewear line produced in Australia, designed by Paris Bobyk. The leotards are one of a kind fashion leotards that are made to highlight classic dancer lines for both class and stage.

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Stella | 2116 Central Street

Stella | 2116 Central Street

Stella has beautiful treasures from Turkey, India, Morocco and parts of Africa. Shop these unique finds and make sure to get your stamp! 

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Vinissimo Wine Shop & Bake Homemade Pizza

Vinissimo Wine Shop & Bake Homemade Pizza

Visit Vinissimo Wine Shop & Bake Homemade Pizza for a quintessential Italian dinner - pizza and wine! Enjoy 10% off when you purchase a large pizza at Baked Homemade and bottle of wine from Vinissimo Wine Shop.

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Walsh Natural Health | 2116 Central Street

Walsh Natural Health | 2116 Central Street

Walsh Natural Health has a global collection of vitamins, supplements, natural care products all featuring healthy ingredients from across the world.  

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Notice | 2112 Central Street

Notice | 2112 Central Street

Bonjour from Notice! Treat yourself or give the gift of French hand cremes, jewelry, soaps and embroidery kits. 

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Ayurveda Alchemy - Nurturing Mind & Body | 2736 Central Street

Ayurveda Alchemy - Nurturing Mind & Body | 2736 Central Street

Ayurveda Alchemy is offering Nepali Breakfast Tea, an black tea with masala chai spice all organically grown at over 5500 altitude in the Himalayas. You can also learn about herbal Ayurveda and organic self care products made in India.   

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Old Neighborhood Grill | 2902 Central Street

Old Neighborhood Grill | 2902 Central Street

Swing by Old Neighborhood Grill for a crisp beer and a delicious gyro! Greek runs deep here...just ask John, the owner! 

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Gotta B Crepes | 2901 Central Street

Gotta B Crepes | 2901 Central Street

Looking for a tasty and unique French meal? Have a seat at Gotta B Crepes to experience a unique crepe with friends and family. Owners Kathia and Ryan will make sure you don't leave hungry. 

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Aim & Ailie Hair Boutique | 2907 Central Street

Ever wondered where fabulous hair products are made? Aim & Ailie carries Moroccan Oil from Israel as well as other global brands. Stop in to learn which ones are best for your hair! 

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Hartigan's Ice Cream Shoppe | 2909 Central Street

Hartigan's Ice Cream Shoppe | 2909 Central Street

It's a treat everyone loves! Stop in Hartigan's for a scoop or two and get that passport stamped! 

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