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“Unique and Modern” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merchants Square

Merchants Square
134 N. Henry Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-565-8889
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Ranked #2 of 22 Shopping in Williamsburg
Type: Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any other. We offer the best in personal service, high-quality merchandise, world-class food, and shop owners who really care.
Canton, Ohio
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“Unique and Modern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Love the outdoor shopping experience! Nice, modern shops. Upscale restaurants. A little pricey, but fun!

Visited December 2013
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Merchant's Square is not to be missed. They have great places to eat and unique shops. There are clothing stores, a coffee shop, a shop that gives out free samples of peanuts, a cheese shop... and so much more. In the summer they have entertainment and a farmers market. It is just off from Colonial Williamsburg.

Visited December 2013
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“Neat!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I bought a couple College of William and Mary tshirts from the family owned tribe store. Very cute! Staff was also friendly. I also loved the Saturday morning street market. It was huge and brought lots of business. Also next to C W&M campus.

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Parma, Ohio
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“Changes in 30 years”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A big thank you to the BOOK Store for have a public restroom, recent author book signing and some nice pricing. The puppeteer doing a solo Christmas Carol, and an authentic St. Nick. There are some beautiful offerings of fine stemware and other home furnishings. BUT everything Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg visitor center and the shops in "The Capital City" must have a direct line the China. We were planning on the purchase of a few silver tea caddy because we liked the design. Closer review the box and item were marked China. I know that $20. does not buy much, but many items for sale are also China. I know that not much for sale is actually made by the colonial artisans, but what happened to the quality? I purchased a sterling silver scrolled bangle bracelet for wife 30 years ago. Hers is much heaver and more solid than the way overpriced cuff bracelets on sale now. What happened to the apothecary delftware that we also purchased 20 years ago (Virginia Lamp and other designs). The stuff now looks like it came from the old Williamsburg Pottery. I have a lithograph of the Geddy House, those are gone too. We did still make a few purchases made by Virginia craftsmen. Recommendation ~ Hey people leave your dogs at home. Our 2 greyhounds survived without us for a week, yours can too.

Visited November 2013
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Apex, North Carolina
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“Quaint Shops & Eateries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were staying at the Williamsburg Lodge and could walk to Merchants Square to shop, dine, and hang around. We found a few eateries, a candy store, eclectic shops, and on Saturday a book signing and small events. I wish I was aware of the weekend happenings so I could plan better. The shops could be a little pricey but some of the items cannot be found outside the Historic District so worth a stroll. The CW bus makes a stop here as well. Great in the evening if you prefer not to drive anywhere. There is short term parking but I do not think they enforce the time limit so a parking spot was hard to find.

Visited November 2013
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